Farmington Hills hosts prescription drug take-back in October

Farmington Hills Police, partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 22.

Expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in homes are a potential source that fuels this abuse and are an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

Residents of any city may use the DEA-provided collection box that will be located 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 department. Prescription drugs do not need to be in original labeled packaging, any type of container is acceptable. Disposal of the materials will be accomplished in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

At the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held in April, the department collected 179 pounds of prescription drugs, which were then destroyed by the DEA. In 11 previous National Take-Back Days spread over five years, the DEA has collected over 5 million pounds of unused or expired drugs. To learn more, call the Farmington Hills Police Department’s Investigative Division at 248-871- 2770.

Press release