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Drug Take Back Day in Howard County Scheduled for April 11


HC DrugFree and the Howard County Police Department are teaming up to hold the next Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at nine locations throughout the county.

Drug Take Back Day allows citizens to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. Studies show that two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs are getting them from cabinets in the home. This program offers the community an environmentally-safe option to reduce the abuse and misuse of medication.

Prescriptions, both controlled and non-controlled, will be accepted. Needles, syringes and EpiPens will be accepted at the HC DrugFree site at the Wilde Lake Village Center location only. For more information, visit www.hcdrugfree.org, call 443-325-0040 or e-mail info@hcdrugfree.org.

Drop-Off Locations

  • HC DrugFree, Wilde Lake Village Center, 5305 Village Center Drive, Columbia 21044
  • Harper’s Choice Community Policing Office, 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia 21044
  • Long Reach Community Policing Office, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia 21045
  • Oakland Mills Community Policing Office, 5820 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045
  • Owen Brown Community Policing Office, 7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045
  • North Laurel Community Policing Office, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel 20723
  • Howard County Police Northern District, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City 21043
  • Howard County Police Southern District, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel 20723
  • Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville 21723

After April 11, there will be new, permanent drop-off boxes maintained by the Howard County Police Department at the Northern District, Southern District and Gary Arthur Community Center locations.