Frederick County Hosts Final Drug Take Back of 2019

The county hosted four this year.

New Market, MD – Maryland State Police, the Frederick County Health Department and the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services will be hosting the last drug take back of the year this Saturday, assisting in the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs/narcotics and syringes.

The disposal will take place at the New Market Fire Department on 76 West Main Street from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Health tech professionals will be there to provide educational materials and brochures to prevent drug abuse and addiction.

A Maryland Opioid Misuse Prevention Survey conducted in 2016 found 39% of respondents 18 years and older reported that they got prescription medications by stealing them from family members, and 26% reported getting painkillers from their friends.

For more details, you can contact a Duty Officer at (301) 600-4151