Takoma Park Police Take Back 230 Pounds of Drugs During Nationwide Campaign

Photo courtesy of Takoma Park Police Department

Takoma Park police joined other law enforcement agencies from across the country Saturday in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide campaign to prevent pill abuse.

According to officials, Takoma Park Police collected 230 pounds of medications.

Residents are still able to dispose excess and expired prescription medications by taking them to the police department’s permanent drop off, located at 7500 Maple Avenue on the first floor lobby.

The collection site is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, according to a news release.

Items such as liquids, inhalers, aerosol cans, household ointments, needles and thermometers cannot be left.

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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