More than 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs turned in to Harford County
BEL AIR, Md. (WBFF) - Almost 1,300 pounds of unused medicine was turned in to law enforcement in Harford County for the county's regular Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The Oct. 28 event is part of a national initiative to get unused drugs out of homes, where they could be stolen or abused.
The local event collected 1,293 pounds of medicine, reported Harford County in a Tuesday news release.
The drugs were collected in partnership with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Harford County Sheriff's Office, Havre de Grace Police Department and Maryland State Police.
Permanent drop-off boxes for prescription drugs are also available in Harford 24/7 at:
-Harford Sheriff's Main Office | 45 S. Main Street, Bel Air
-Harford Sheriff's Northern Precinct | 3724 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville
-Harford Sheriff's Southern Precinct | 1305 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood
-State Police Bel Air Barrack | 1401 Belair Road, Bel Air
-Havre de Grace Police Department |715 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace
-Aberdeen Police Department | 60 N Parke St., Aberdeen