IFD, IMPD team up for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

(Provided Photo/Indianapolis Fire Department)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and local authorities are teaming up in the effort to keep Indianapolis safe.

Five Indianapolis Fire Department stations will be used Saturday to supplement already established locations by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers will be on site during the take back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“The coordinated effort between IFD and IMPD is part of our continued public safety initiative to help the DEA broadly establish itself within the community in partnership with a good public safety presence,” said IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith in a press release sent to News 8.

Community members can safely discard their prescription medication at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday:

  • Station 1 – 1903 W. 10th St.
  • Station 2 – 4120 Mitthoeffer Rd.
  • Station 4 – 8404 N. Ditch Rd.
  • Station 23 – 1108 Thompson Rd.
  • Station 27 – 2918 E. 10th St.