From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
In the interest of public safety, public health and the environment, on Saturday , September 29th from 10am – 2pm, Harford County we will be participating in their Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
You may turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal on Saturday, September 29th between 10am – 2pm at one of the following Harford County locations:
Harford County Office Building
220 S. Main Street
Bel Air, MD
Havre de Grace Police Department
715 Pennington Ave
Havre de Grace MD.
Prescription Drug take-back day is a safe way for our community members to dispose of unwanted or expired medicines that they may have in their homes. Working together, we can help eliminate a source of abused prescription drugs, and reduce the hazard they pose to our families in a safe, legal, and environmentally sound way.
If you would like more information regarding this program, you may contact the Office of Drug Control Policy for Harford County at 410-638-3333.
From Maryland State Police:
TROOPERS ENCOURAGE CITIZENS TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS DURING NATIONAL TAKE BACK INITIATIVE, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
(Pikesville, MD) – Once again, the Maryland State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are encouraging Marylanders to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs during the National Take Back Initiative, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
In response to the rising concern about the disposal of prescription drugs, Maryland State Police barracks throughout the state will be providing collection stations for the safe disposal of these medications. This take back initiative is a great opportunity for all to safely dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription drugs and keeping them from falling into the wrong hands.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs is second only to the use of marijuana as the most commonly used drug in America. Despite the recent decrease in teen drug use, particularly marijuana, studies show an increasing number of teens are using prescription
drugs to get high. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs are getting them out of their family’s medicine cabinet.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has conducted this initiative throughout the country. Citizens have turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal removing over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.
WHAT: National Take Back Initiative
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE, BEL AIR BARRACK
1401 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014