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Area Police Participate In National DEA Drug Prescription Take-Back Initiative

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DELMARVA - Local law enforcement will be participating in a nationwide prescription collection event. On April 27th, from 10 AM until 2 PM, Police Departments from around Delmarva will be participating in the Sixth National DEA Drug Prescription Take-Back Initiative. The event is hosted, so that the public can surrender their unwanted dispensed pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications, to officials, where they can be properly disposed of.

Those looking to participate can visit the following locations, and get rid of their medications for free, and anonymously. No questions will be asked of those who choose to participate.

Hurlock Police Department and the Dorchester County Health Department are teaming up to partake of the event. Unwanted medications can be dropped off at the Hurlock Police Department. For more information on the event, contract Hurlock Police Department at 410-943-4020, call 1-800-833-9539, or visit DEA's website.

Worcester County residents are urged to participate in the countywide drug take back effort, Operation Medicine Drop, at the following locations: 

·       Pocomoke Health Center, 400-A Walnut Street.

·       Snow Hill Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road.

·       Berlin Police Department, 10 Williams Street.

·       Food Lion, Rt. 611 in West Ocean City.

·       Food Lion, Manklin Creek Rd. in Ocean Pines.

·       Town of Ocean City Police Dept. and Ocean Pines Police Dept. offices both have permanent drop-off boxes for safe disposal of medications all year long.

Prescriptions can also be disposed at any of the Maryland State Police barracks. All are participating in the event.

Dover Police Department will also be participating. Kent County residents can visit their headquarters on S. Queen Street to dispose of prescriptions. Additional drop off locations are Camden PD, Delaware State University Police Dept and any assisted living facility within Dover.

Last year during the take back, 244 tons of unwanted or expired medications were turned in across the country. In Maryland, 38 agencies participated, and collected more than 7,500 pounds.

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