Drug Free Vigo Co. participates in National Drug Take Back Day

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Drug Free Vigo Co., Chances and Services for Youth and Terre Haute Police Department collected unused and expired prescription drugs from community members.

Participants dropped of their medications in a curbside fashion to avoid getting out of their vehicles.

THPD and a local pharmacist looked through all of the medication before safely disposing of it.

Brandon Halleck, COO of Chances and Services for Youth, said take back day is about lowering the dangers that drugs that can create.

“We see that we still have problems with children that are using and abusing prescription drugs. They mix it with alcohol and they don’t know what they’re taking. It’s just important that we don’t give them access to that. We always want to be talking to our children about the dangers of using prescription drugs, but if we could also alleviate the access to it is just a step further,” he said.

People may also drop off their unused or expired medicine off year round at the Haute City Center, Terre Haute Police Department or at the ISU police station.

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