Local law enforcement aids in National Drug Take Back Day

The DEA and local law enforcement agencies are partnering for the 23rd National Drug Take Back Day.

From 10 am to 2 pm today, over 4000 locations across the country will accept the anonymous disposal of any unwanted, unneeded or expired medications.

These medications are the most susceptible to theft, abuse, or poisoning.

Last year, over 107,000 Americans died of drug poisoning.

Collection sites will not collect syringes or illicit drugs.

Vapes are now accepted along with their cartridges as long as the lithium battery is removed.

Click here to locate the nearest drop-off location.

Over 15,000 hospitals, pharmacies, businesses, and local police departments also offer year round disposal locations.

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More drop off locations for National Take Back Day

Frederick County announced drop off locations for unwanted or outdated prescription drugs on National Take Back Day.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office on Coverstone Drive, Walgreens on Valley Mill Road and two Walmart locations on Walmart Drive and Maranto Manor are drop off locations.

Strasburg Police Department will also be a drop off location as will the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

All drop offs locations will be available April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

In October’s take back day the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected almost 500 tons of unwanted or expired prescriptions.

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