County police and Drug Enforcement Administration staff will be on hand at three county police precincts Saturday to collect prescriptions and medications from county residents.
The collections will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following precincts:
- Precinct 2/Woodlawn, 6424 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn 21207
- Precinct 7/Cockeysville, 111 Wight Avenue, Cockeysville 21030
- Precinct 12/North Point, 1747 Merritt Boulevard, Baltimore 21222
The disposal is part of the DEA's National Take-Back Day. Residents who choose to dispose of drugs Saturday will not be asked any questions or for identification, according to a county police press release.
The release advises residents to bring medications in their original packaging or to remove them from the packaging and put them in the disposal box. Liquid medications should be sealed in their original containers, and any identifying information should be removed.
No illicit drugs or syringes will be accepted, according to the release.
Officials nationwide collected 2 million pounds of medications in the previous five Take-Back days, according to the DEA website.