Area Police To Host Drug Take Back Events On Saturday - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Area Police To Host Drug Take Back Events On Saturday

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DELMARVA - Local law enforcement agencies will be participating an a nationwide drug take back initiative. On Saturday, April 26th, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, many police departments from around Delmarva will be hosting locations, where residents can drop off their unused and expired medications. These events are being in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration's Drug Take Back Event.

This service is free, anonymous, and no questions will be asked. The goal of the event is to remove medicines from locations, that could lead to misuse, abuse, or accidental poisonings or overdoses.

Studies apparently show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Authorities warn that flushing medicines down the toilet, or throwing them away, both cause safety and health hazards.

Participating Locations:
DELAWARE:

Dover Police Department
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
400 S. Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904

Heritage at Dover
1203 Walker Road, Dover

Beebe Tunnell Cancer Center
18947 John Jay Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach

Milford Police Station
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
400 N.E. Front Street
Milford, DE


MARYLAND:


MARYLAND STATE POLICE, BERLIN BARRACK
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9758 Ocean Gateway
Berlin, MD 21811   

MARYLAND STATE POLICE, EASTON BARRACK  "I"
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7053 OCEAN GATEWAY
EASTON, MD 21601

MARYLAND STATE POLICE, BARRACK  Princess Anne
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
30581 Perry Rd
Princess Anne, Maryland 21853   

MARYLAND STATE POLICE, BARRACK "E" SALISBURY   
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM                  
2765 N. SALISBURY BLVD.
SALISBURY, MD 21801

For more locations, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration's website or call 1-800-882-9539, and obtain more information about the program.

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