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Dorchester County to Host Drug Take Back Event

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, Md. – Members of the Hurlock Police Department and the Dorchester County Health Department will be participating in the sixth national DEA Drug Prescription Take-Back Initiative on Oct. 26.

This event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is held to provide another unified opportunity for the public to surrender dispensed pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

According to police, last year alone a record-breaking 244 tons of unwanted or expired medications were turned in for safe and proper disposal nationwide. In Maryland, 38 agencies collected more than 7,500 pounds at 91 take-back sites.

For more information, contact the Hurlock Police Department at (410) 943-4020, or visit www.dea.gov. You may also call 1-800-882-9539 for a collection site near you.

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