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It’s Time to Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

Get Rid of Old Prescriptions Safely

Baltimore County, Maryland (October 15, 2013) - On Saturday, October 26, the Baltimore County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will collect potentially dangerous prescription/medication drugs only from area residents. The DEA National Take Back Initiative is an effort by law enforcement to get unused, and in some cases, dangerous drugs out of the house and disposed of in a safe and secure manner.

The following precincts have been designated as drop off locations:

  • Precinct 2/Woodlawn, 6424 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn 21207
  • Precinct 7/Cockeysville, 111 Wight Avenue, Cockeysville 21030
  • Precinct 12/North Point, 1747 Merritt Boulevard, Baltimore 21222

Baltimore County police officers and DEA agents will be at the sites from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If anyone arrives after 2 p.m. he or she will be turned away.

Disposal Instructions

The public is encouraged to take advantage of this program. The procedure is simple and anyone dropping off a controlled and/or non-controlled substance will not be asked any questions about the drop-off nor will they be asked for identification.

Residents should drop off medications in the original packaging or remove them and place the drugs into the disposal box. Liquid medications should be tightly sealed and in the original containers. Remove any identifying information that may be on the prescription label. Over the counter drugs will also be accepted.

Illicit drugs or syringes will not be accepted as these items can pose a health hazard to those collecting the drugs.

In addition, Baltimore County Police Department precincts now accept prescription/medication drugs daily.


Revised April 6, 2016        

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