Frederick County Takes More Than 800 Lbs. In Unused Medications In Drug Take Back Day

Citizens can still get rid of unused drugs throughout the year.



Frederick, Md (KM) A large quantity of prescription medications was turned in during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24th The Frederick County Health Department says 882.6 pounds  of unwanted medications and 23,618 “sharps” were collected during the four-hour event.

“We are grateful for the active participation by the Frederick Police and the Maryland State Police for their vital role in this event. We are thankful to all those who stopped by one of the two drive-by events to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications and sharps, “says  Kylie Doherty, Opioid Misuse Prevention Program Coordinator for the Frederick County Health Department, in a statement.

The take back was sponsored by the US Drug Enforcement Administration and hosted by the Frederick Police and the Maryland State Police.

If you missed out, you can contact the Health Department for disposal box locations around the county by calling l 301-600-1755, or go on line to



By Kevin McManus