The Take back day initiative was started by the US Drug and Enforcement Agency to make sure that the unwanted and expired prescription drugs are safely disposed.
The Lodi Police Department took part in this event and collected an astounding 300 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs. This is a huge intake as this is just the first time the department has participated in the national event.
It is usually seen that people either flush or throw always the prescription medicine, which is very hazardous. Most of the people don't know what to do with the prescription drugs once they are expired. This new way which is totally anonymous, gives them the opportunity to safely get rid of these drugs. Although all drugs are disposed, intravenous syringes are prohibited.
Earlier, it was estimated by the department that they would probably bring in around 100 pounds of unused and expired prescription drugs. But such a huge collection means that their initiative is a huge success.
The department now has even stated that they would make it an annual thing and would surely take part next year also. In the meantime, the department would create a permanent drop-off station in the police department lobby for people to deposit their expired prescription drugs.