Law enforcement officials in Delaware and Maryland will both be taking part in National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 with take-back locations across both states.
In Delaware, residents are asked to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications at a number of locations in all three counties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Both the direct prescribing of opioids for pain as well as the abundance of these dangerous drugs in our medicine cabinets and communities, have been a significant driver of the opioid epidemic,” said DPH Medical Director Dr. Rick Hong.
In Maryland, State Police Barracks will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well, offering citizens an opportunity to dispose of unwanted or unused medications. The Maryland State Police have collected about 19,897 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription medications combined through similar events since 2014. In October, state police removed close to 1,895 pounds of prescription medications from circulation.
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• City of Lewes Board of Public Works, 129 Schley Ave., Lewes
• Dagsboro Police Department, 33134 Main St., Dagsboro
• Delaware State Police Troop 7, 18006 Coastal Highway, Lewes
• Laurel Police Department, 205 Mechanic St., Laurel (permanent collection site)
• Milton Police Department, 101 Federal St., Milton
• Milford Police Department, 400 NE Front St., Milford (permanent collection site)
• Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, 231 S. Washington St., Millsboro
• Ocean View Police Department, 201 Central Ave., Ocean View, (permanent collection site)
• Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes
• Rehoboth Police Department, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach
• Atlantic Apothecary, 103. S. Dupont Blvd., Suite 2, Smyrna
• Cheswold Police Department, 691 Main St., Cheswold
• Delaware State Police Troop 3, 3759 S. State St., Camden-Wyoming
• Felton Police Department, 24 E. Sewell St., Felton (permanent collection site)
• Dover Police Department, 300 S. Queen St., Dover (permanent collection site)
Eastern Shore of Maryland
- Maryland State Police Easton Barrack, 7053 Ocean Gateway, Easton
- Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack, 2765 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury
- Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack, 9758 Ocean Gateway, Berlin
- Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack, 30581 Perry Rd, Princess Anne