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Maryland State Police News Release

National Drug Take Back Day

(Pikesville, MD) – 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 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at any state police barrack.

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.

On April 29, 2017, Maryland State Police barracks participated in the DEA’s Drug Take-Back Day initiative. The Maryland State Police barracks collected 2,669 pounds of medications, the most ever collected in a single day.

As a reminder all 23 Maryland State Police barracks are now equipped with secure drug collection boxes and are available around-the-clock for unused medication drop off.  No questions will be asked when deposits are made.  All drugs collected will be destroyed according to Maryland State Police policy.

Citizens can locate the closest Maryland State Police barrack by visiting: http://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organization/Pages/FieldOperationsBureau/allbarracks.aspx

The Maryland State Police is a partner in the Opioid Operational Command Center, which facilitates collaboration between state and local public health, human services, education, and public safety entities to combat the heroin and opioid crisis and its deadly impact on Maryland communities. Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to this epidemic and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery.

 

WHAT:  National Drug Take Back Initiative

WHEN:  Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Any Maryland State Police Barrack

 

Contact: Sgt. DaVaughn Parker, Office of Media Communications, (410) 653-4236


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