Jul 28, 2014
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Police Offer 5 Places in Columbia to Take Unwanted Medications

There are 10 total drop-off sites in Howard County for the National Drug Take Back.

Police Offer 5 Places in Columbia to Take Unwanted Medications
The  Howard County Police Department is offering free disposal of unwanted, unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, the following locations will be open for the  National Drug Take Back Initiative:
  • Wilde Lake Village HC DrugFree, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Suite 404, Columbia (This is the only location that will accept syringes/needles.)
  • Harper’s Choice Satellite Office, 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia
  • Oakland Mills Police Satellite Office, 5820 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia
  • Long Reach Police Satellite Office, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia
  • Owen Brown Police Satellite Office, 7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
  • North Laurel Police Satellite Office, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel
  • Northern District Police Station, 3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City
  • Southern District Police Station, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel
  • Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Rt. 97, Cooksville
  • Maryland State Police Waterloo Barrack, 777 Washington Boulevard, Jessup
This initiative is part of the the  Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative that allows citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications in a way that is anonymous, environmentally safe and can reduce instances of prescription drug poisonings, misuse, abuse and theft.

What to bring: prescriptions and over-the-counter medication
What not to bring: intravenous solutions, injectable medications and syringes (with the exception of Wilde Lake location, which accepts syringes and needles)

For more information and additional drop-off locations, visit  www.dea.gov.

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