THUMBS UP: Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, meaning it’s a great time to look in the medicine cabinet for unused, unneeded and out of date prescription drugs and then dispose of them safely. Maryland State Police barracks across the state, including the Westminster Barrack at 1100 Baltimore Boulevard, will be recognizing National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is designed to give the public a means of disposing of unused or unwanted medications “while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.” According to MSP data, the Westminster Barrack collected 441 pounds of prescription drugs in October and 385 pounds in April 2018. If it is not possible to participate today, don’t worry, the drop-off at the Westminster Barrack, as well as may other secure drop-off locations around the county, is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No questions will be asked. Locations include the municipal police departments in Westminster, Hampstead, Manchester, Sykesville, Taneytown and Mount Airy; the New Windsor Fire Department and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in Westminster and satellite offices in Eldersburg and Greenmount.