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Drop Off Unwanted Medications Saturday in Greater Elkridge

Howard County Police will staff eight locations on Sept. 29 for National Drug Take Back Day.

Have any prescription medications from that surgery way back? Don't know what to do with those pills that have been sitting behind your mirror for years?

Howard County police are helping residents anonymously dispose of unwanted and expired medications at eight locations on Saturday, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Take Back Initiative.

This is the fifth drop-off day conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2010. In that time, nearly 4,300 law enforcement agencies have collected more than 773 tons of medication, according to a news release from the police department.

>> In the last drop-off event, Howard County residents returned 513 pounds in prescription and non-prescription drugs.

Residents can drop off their unwanted medications at the eight locations below from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Intravenous solutions, injectable medications and syringes will not be taken.


Elizabeth Janney (Editor) September 29, 2012 at 03:03 AM
In case you're not in Elkridge tomorrow, these neighboring areas are doing Take Back Day too: Anne Arundel (http://odenton.patch.com/articles/overstocked-with-drugs-drop-unused-meds-off-saturday) and Baltimore County (http://arbutus.patch.com/articles/umbc-police-participating-in-prescription-drug-take-back-day)

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