Police collect hundreds of expired prescriptions

Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 18:13:16-04

Anne Arundel County Police collected hundreds of expired and unused medications during  a National Prescription Drug Take Back Saturday.

The event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Anne Arundel County Police Department brought in 412 pounds of various prescription drugs. The drugs were collected at the county’s four district police stations and police headquarters.

The medications were turned over to the DEA for disposal.

Drop boxes for unused medication are available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week  in the lobby of each of the four police districts. Headquarters also has a drop box in the lobby available Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The boxes are provided so that unused medications can be disposed of in a safe manner.