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Saturday, October 08, 2016

LET TROOPERS DISPOSE OF UNWANTED PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY, October 22, 2016


(Princess Anne, 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 22, 2016 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.


Locally during the last initiative in April 2016, troopers collected over 2,400 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.

WHAT: National Drug Take Back Initiative

WHEN: SATURDAY, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE, PRINCESS ANNE BARRACK

30581 Perry Road
Princess Anne, MD 21853

CONTACT: D/Sgt. Timothy Keen, BK “X” Princess Anne, 443-260-3700

Sgt. Devaughn Parker, MSP OMC, 410-653-4263

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great hours. Ok, I'll take off work to go drop off pills at MSP that I could easily bury, burn or flush.

Zorro said...

Hold on...I thought they were giving out Pot for Pills???

Anonymous said...

Bet they will be eating them just like that swat team that raided the CA dispensary last year only to be caught on camera sampling the merchandise after the employees were carted off to prison.

Anonymous said...

I'm planning on helping everybody out by setting up a remote after hours collection stand in my front yard, then drop those drugs off the next day during the working hours, so anyone with old demerol, oxides, and such can drop them after work!

You're welcome!