Maryland State Police to Host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 30, 2016

drug take back Leonardtown MSP455The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks.

State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day.  Each barrack will act as a collection station giving citizens an opportunity to dispose of all unwanted and unused prescription drugs.  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Locally during the last initiative in September 2015, troopers collected over 2,400 pounds of prescription drugs.  Nationally, 700,000 pounds (350 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public.  When added to the collections from the previous Take-Back events, more than 5.5 million pounds (2,761 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

WHAT:  National Drug Take Back Initiative

WHEN:  Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Any Maryland State Police Barrack – Below is a list of barracks located in Southern Maryland.

La Plata – Barrack H
9500 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Leonardtown – Barrack T
23200 Leonard Hall Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Prince Frederick Barrack U
210 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-1400 or 301-855-1975

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