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Got Old Prescription Drugs? Drop Them Off!

The DEA is teaming with local law enforcement to remove unused prescription medications from circulation.

Wondering what to do with all those old, unwanted prescription drugs rattling around in the medicine chest?

Drop them off this Saturday, April 28, during the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Anyone with unused or expired prescription medications can bring their drugs to any of the dozens of drop off locations for safe and proper disposal.  Drop off sites are being coordinated on the ground by local law enforcement.

This weekend’s event is the fourth Drug Take-Back Day conducted by the DEA. In the three previous events, the DEA, along with local law enforcement, collected and disposed of more than 995,185 pounds of medication across the country.

“The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the past three Take-Back Day events speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “DEA remains hard at work to establish just such a drug disposal process, and will continue to offer take-back opportunities until the proper regulations are in place.”

The event takes place this Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prince George’s County residents can drop off their unwanted medications at any of the following local locations:

 

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT NORTHERN COLLECTION SITE
DISTRICT I, PGPD 5000 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE HYATTSVILLE HYATTSVILLE POLICE HYATTSVILLE POLICE
POC: SGT. CHRIS PURVIS CITY OF HYATTSVILLE MUNICIPAL BUILDING 4310 GALLATIN STREET HYATTSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF MD POLICE DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY UNIVERSITY OF MD POLICE DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
POC: SGT. AUGUST D. KENNER #162 POLICE HEADQUARTERS BLDG #003 US ROUTE 1 @ ROSSBOROUGH LANE COLLEGE PARK PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT CENTRAL COLLECTION SITE
HEADQUARTERS, PGPD 7600 BARLOWE ROAD PALMER PARK MOUNT RAINER POLICE DEPARTMENT MOUNT RAINER POLICE DEPARTMENT
POC: PFC T. S. CARPENTER #131 FRONT LOBBY 3249 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE MOUNT RAINIER LAUREL POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUREL POLICE DEPARTMENT
POC: CAPTIAN CARL DEWALT 811 FIFTH STREET LAUREL HOWARD CO POLICE NORTHERN DISTRICT HOWARD CO POLICE SOUTHERN DISTRICT 11226 SCAGGSVILLE ROAD LAUREL HOWARD CO POLICE NORTHERN DISTRICT NORTH LAUREL COMMUNITY POLICING OFFICE 9105 #G ALL SAINTS RD LAUREL BOWIE POLICE DEPARTMENT BOWIE SENIOR CENTER 14900 HEALTH CENTER DRIVE BOWIE BOWIE POLICE DEPARTMENT BOWIE POLICE DEPARTMENT 15901 EXCALIBUR ROAD BOWIE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SOUTHERN COLLECTION SITE
DISTRICT IV, PGPD 5135 INDIAN HEAD HIGHWAY OXON HILL

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