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Police to host prescription drug disposal event Saturday

Police to host prescription drug disposal event Saturday
Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 13:11:18-04

State police barracks throughout the state will participate in the National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

Coordinating with the Drug Enforcement Administration, each barrack will act as a collection point where citizens can come and dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of these drugs and gain education about the potential abuses of prescription medicine.

During a similar initiative in October of 2017, Maryland State Police collected more than 2,500 pounds of prescription drugs.