Howard County Police will be collecting unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications Saturday, Sept. 29 as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Take Back Initiative.
Police will be collecting the medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
- Northern District Police Station, 3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City
- Southern District Police Station, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel
- Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia
- Long Reach Police Satellite Office, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia
- North Laurel Police Satellite Office, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel
- Owen Brown Police Satellite Office, 7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
- Oakland Mills Police Satellite Office, 5820 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia
- Wilde Lake Police Satellite Office, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia
The DEA initiative will allow citizens to dispose of medications safely and anonymously, and offers an opportunity to decrease instances of prescription drug poisonings, misuse, abuse and theft.
Saturday's drop-off is the DEA's fifth since 2010. At the last drop-off in April, Howard Police disposed of 513 pounds of medication.
Intravenus solutions, injectable medications and syringes will not be accepted.