Opioid stock

This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows hydrocodone-acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin, arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.

The Associated Press

All area police stations will participate along with the Drug Enforcement Administration giving the county its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 people can bring in all unused drugs to the following locations:

Valparaiso PD, 355 Washington St; Chesterton PD, 790 Broadway; Hebron PD, 125 N. Main St.; Portage PD, 6260 Central Ave.; Porter PD, 50 Francis St; Walgreens, 6001 Central Ave., Portage and the Porter County Sheriff’s Office, 2755 S. Ind. 49, Valparaiso.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Oct. 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or portercountysac.org.

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