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NRP Participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28

NRP Participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28

Annapolis, Md. (April 17, 2012) – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) warns that keeping outdated medication could lead to abuse or accidental ingestion and flushing it can harm Maryland’s water quality and underwater life. NRP is encouraging citizens to bring their unwanted medicine to select area offices from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 28 as a part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The NRP collection sites are:

  • NRP Area 2 Office, 3001 Star Road, Queen Anne, Md. 21657
  • NRP Area 3 Office, 1070 East College Parkway, Annapolis, Md. 21409
  • NRP Area 5 & 6 Office, 3738 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, Md. 21117
  • NRP Area 7 Office, 2011 Monument Road, Myersville, Md. 21773

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, administered by the Drug Enforcement Agency, provides a method for people to safely remove outdated, unneeded or unused controlled substances from their homes. During the collection process, NRP Officers will not ask questions and the drugs will be stored until they can be destroyed.

Last year, a total of 377,086 pounds of unwanted medicine was collected nationwide.

More information on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative is available at or 1-800-882-9539.

   April 17, 2012

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation, maritime and law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.

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