National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for April 28

drug-take-backThe Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at all MSP 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, the majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs are finding an unlimited supply in their family’s medicine cabinet.


Locally during past initiatives, Troopers have collected over 412 pounds of prescription drugs. The Maryland State Police have collected over 18,679 pounds and all agencies across Maryland have combined to remove over 106,102 pounds of prescription medications from circulation.

As part of Maryland’s combined effort to reduce opioid abuse, Maryland State Police barracks across the state have become around-the-clock drop-off locations for unused prescription medications.

All 23 Maryland State Police barracks are now equipped with secure drug collection boxes and available around-the-clock for unused medication drop off. No questions will be asked when deposits are made.

The closest MSP barracks to the Nottingham area is the Golden Ring Barrack, located at 8908 Kelso Drive, Essex, MD, 21221.

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