There will be 10 locations in Howard County for residents to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Take Back Initiative on Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., allows citizens to dispose of unwanted prescriptions, both controlled and non-controlled, and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously.
The HC DrugFree office in the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia will be the only site collecting syringes and needles.
Here are the drop-off locations:
• Northern District Police Station, 3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City
• Southern District Police Station, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel
• Wilde Lake Village HC DrugFree, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Suite 404, Columbia
• Harper's Choice Community Policing Office, 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia
• Oakland Mills Police Satellite Office, 5820 Robert Oliver Place, 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
• Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Rt. 97, Cooksville