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Howard County Breaks Record for Medication Collection, Police Say

The Howard County Police Department reported on the results from its most recent National Drug Take-Back Day.

The Howard County Police Department reported that it collected more medication from citizens over the weekend for National Drug Take-Back Day than it has in the four years it's been participating in the take-back program.

Howard County police and partner HC DrugFree collected 1,030 pounds of medications at 10 locations on Saturday, which they turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for disposal, according to a statement from the Howard County Police Department.

Led by the DEA, the take-back initiative involves local agencies providing drop-off spots where citizens can get rid of their old or unwanted medications in an effort to reduce prescription drug poisonings, misuse, abuse and theft while providing an environmentally safe, anonymous method of disposal, police said.

During the last collection, in October, Howard County police said that it collected 950 pounds of medication.

Get more information about disposing of medications from the DEA.

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