Frederick to Take Part in DEA Drug Take Back Day

On April 24, Frederick County will take part in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day,” which allows residents a chance to prevent medicine misuse by turning in expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.

During the October 2020 Drug Take Back Day event, Frederick County residents safely turned in nearly 883 pounds of medicine at two collection sites in Frederick County in a 4-hour period.

From the press release:

On April 24th between 10AM and 2PM, law enforcement personnel will be collecting medicines at the following locations:

  • Former Trinity School – 6040 New Design Road in Frederick (Drive-through)
  • Maryland State Police, Frederick Barrack – 110 Airport Drive East in Frederick

The following items may be dropped off during the event:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medicines (in pill form only)
  • Prescription patches
  • Pet medicines (in pill form only)

Participants may dispose of their medicines in the original container and may remove any identifying information from the prescription label. In compliance with COVID-19 safety precautions, participants are asked to wear masks at all times. Participants at the former Trinity School location are asked to remain in their vehicles.

Find out more about the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day.

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