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National Drug Take Back Day Oct. 22 in LaPlataNational Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 22

La Plata, MD – Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 22, 2016 from 10 am to 2 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. The community is invited to participate in this initiative and help make it a success.

WHAT:   National Drug Take Back Initiative 
WHEN:   SATURDAY, Oct. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
WHERE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE, BARRACK “H” LA PLATA  - 9500 Mitchell Road in La Plata, MD 20646                                           

Locally, during the last initiative in April 2016, troopers collected over 2,600 pounds of prescription drugs.  Nationally, 894,000 pounds (447 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public.  When added to the collections from the previous Take-Back events, more than 6.4 million pounds (3,208 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

For more information, contact Detective Sergeant J.B. Barth at the Barrack “H” La Plata at 301-392-1200.

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