Get rid of unused prescription drugs April 27, during the Farmington Hills Police Department Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Held in cooperation with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the event allows anyone to safely and anonymously dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances, keeping them out of the water system and out of harm's way.
Residents of any city can use the DEA-provided collection box inside Farmington Hills Police Headquarters at 31655 W. 11 Mile Rd. The drop off and pick up of prescription drugs will be supervised by officials from both the DEA and the Police Department. Any type of container is acceptable.
At the Sept. 29, 2012 Prescription Drug Take Back Day, officials collected close to 14,000 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at 172 sites throughout Michigan. In Farmington Hills, the Police Department collected 56 pounds of prescription drugs, which were destroyed by the DEA.
For more information, call the Investigative Bureau at 248-871-2770.
Source: City of Farmington Hills press release