More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. On Saturday, law enforcement agencies across the nation hoped to combat that problem with "Prescription Drug Take Back Day.'
Twenty nine Michigan State Police posts participated in the 'No Questions Asked' drop-off for expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions with the DEA. They say it's extremely important citizens get rid of the drugs they aren't using, as keeping them around the household can pose serious dangers.
"People will break in to steal pills, I mean if somebody has taken pills or become addicted, if you can get rid of them, it's just one more step in alleviating that problem," Michigan State Police trooper Chad Strutz said.
Last year, they collected about 60 pounds of drugs in Iron Mountain. They expect to have collected a similar amount this year.