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National Drug Take-Back

On September 25, 2010, Drug Enforcement Authority (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites established throughout the country.  The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction.  These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. 

  • The program is anonymous. 
  • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.  

There are two locations closest to College Park that are participating in this event on September 25, from 10am – 2pm:

  • University of MD Police Dept. of Public Safety – Police Headquarters Building #003, at the intersection of Route 1 and Rossborough Lane
  • Berwyn Heights Police Department Police Headquarters, 5411 Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights MD 20740
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