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Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescriptions Drugs National Drug Take Back Day

The 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, October 26, 2019 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.

Second only to marijuana, non-medical prescription drugs are the most commonly used drug in the country.  According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs are finding an unlimited supply in their family’s medicine cabinet.  

During the last initiative in April 2019, troopers collected over 1900 pounds of prescription drugs.  Nationally, 914,236 pounds (457 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public.  When added to the collections from the previous Take-Back events, more than 9 million pounds of prescription medications have been removed from circulation. 

WHAT: National Drug Take Back Initiative 

WHEN: SATURDAY, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE:

MARYLAND STATE POLICE, BARRACK LA PLATA BARRACK                          

9500 Mitchell Road

La Plata, Maryland 20646 

CONTACT:

Lt. T. Quade -La Plata Bk Commander

410-653-4236

Sgt. Davaughn Parker - MSP OMC

301-392-1200   

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