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April 15, 2013

NRP Participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

by Martha

When: April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Where: Select NRP Offices

Cost: Free

Contact: 1-800-882-9539

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) warns that keeping outdated medication could lead to abuse or accidental ingestion and flushing it can harm Maryland’s water quality and underwater life. NRP is encouraging citizens to bring their unwanted medicine to select area offices as a part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The NRP collection sites are:

  • Hillsboro Area Office, 3001 Star Road, Queen Anne 21657
  • Broadneck Area Office, 1070 East College Parkway, Annapolis 21409
  • Gwynnbrook Regional Office, 3738 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills 21117
  • Echo Lake Area Office, 2011 Monument Road, Myersville 21773

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, administered by the Drug Enforcement Agency, provides a method for people to safely remove outdated, unneeded or unused controlled substances from their homes. During the collection process, NRP Officers will not ask questions and the drugs will be stored until they can be destroyed.

Last year, nearly 380,000 pounds of unwanted medicine was collected nationwide. More information on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative is available at by clicking here or calling 1-800-882-9539.

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