Plainfield Police To Host National Take Back Initiative

On Saturday, October 29th, 2022, from 10am -2pm, the DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and any other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction and will bring
national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical drug abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside.

During this event, the Plainfield Police Department will act as a host collection site and the following protocols will be followed.

Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances will be collected. This event is for patients and their families to dispose of unwanted medications. Pharmacies, hospitals, and physicians may NOT drop off their excess medications for disposal.

Any solid dosage from pharmaceutical products (tablets, capsules, etc.) in consumer containers may be accepted. Small (pint size) bottles of cough syrups may be accepted if they are sealed in their original

container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage

There are however items that absolutely will NOT be accepted.

Illicit illegal substances such as marijuana or heroin are not part of this initiative and will NOT be accepted. Also, NEEDLES WILL NOT be accepted.

Anyone having further questions regarding the event is encouraged to contact Officer Brett Keag (815)267-7207.

The National Take Back Initiative will be held at the Plainfield Police Law Enforcement Center at 14300 S Coil Plus Drive in Plainfield