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National Drug Take-Back Event

Oct. 1, 2012
 
As a result of this Drug Take-Back event, UMDPS collected 18 pounds of pharmaceuticals from community members.

September 19, 2012

For further information contact:
Capt. Marc Limansky
301-405-7402    

 

UMPD Hosting DEA National Drug Take-Back Event

 

College Park, MD - The University of Maryland Police will be hosting a site for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The site will be located at the front of the University of Maryland police station located on Rossborough Lane across from Ritchie Coliseum. 

This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.  All community members are welcome to drop off unwanted, unused prescription medication.

Americans that participated in the DEA’s fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past April turned in a record-breaking  552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.  In Maryland, we had 49 agencies collect over 8,116 pounds at 104 take back sites.

 

September 29, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

University of Maryland Police

Bldg. 3 Rossborough Lane

College Park, MD

 

For more information on the initiative and for details on what may be turned in, view the DEA Take-Back Initiative website at:  http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.