The event was held in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and was part of a national effort. County police collected unused, expired and unwanted medications at district stations across the county from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Each station was staffed by a police representative and a DEA representative, who were available to answer questions, and to inform the public of the dangers of flushing prescription medications down the toilet. The county health department was also on hand with information on recognizing and treating substance abuse, according to a press release.
Police also used Saturday's event as an opportunity to showcase the new medication drop-off boxes that have been permanently installed in each of the four district stations. The boxes will be available for prescription, and over the counter drug disposal 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at the following locations:
- Southern District Station, 35 Stepneys Ln., Edgewater
- Northern District Station, 939 Hammonds Ln., Baltimre
- Eastern District Station, 3700 Mountain Rd., Pasadena
- Western District Station, 8273 Telegraph Rd., Odenton