Unused & expired prescription medications can be dropped off; no questions asked.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Maryland State Police are participating in this weekend’s Drug Take Back Day. Residents with unwanted, unused or expired prescription meditations can bring them to the State Police Barrack in Frederick at 110 Airport Drive, or the former Trinity School at 6040 New Design Road on Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
State Police say the Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, environmental and responsible means for the disposal of prescription drugs while educating the public about the potential for abuse of these medications. The US Drug Enforcement Administration says a majority of teenagers who abuse drugs find an unlimited supply in their families’ medicine chests.
Since Drug Take Back Day began in 2014, Maryland State Police say they’ve collected more than 20,000 pounds of expired and unused prescription medications. In 2020, troopers in Frederick County say they’ve collected more than 1,070 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs.
The local Drug Take Back Day is conducted with the State Police Barrack in Frederick, the Frederick Police and the Frederick County Health Department. All three agencies are working with the US DEA.
The State Police say their barracks across Maryland have around-the-clock drop off collection boxes for unused prescription drugs. Residents can drop them off anytime during the year. No questions will be asked.
By Kevin McManus