The Maitland Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Drop off unused and unwanted prescription drugs at two locations: the Maitland Police Department, 1837 Fennell St., and the Downtown Police Station, 110 N. Maitland Ave.
An estimated 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs in 2018. Most abused prescription drugs that were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed can contaminate natural water supplies.
These items will be accepted at the take-back event:
• Prescription Medication
• Prescription Patches
• Over-the-Counter medications
• Medication Samples
• Liquids (cap tightly sealed to prevent leakage)
• E-Cigarette/Vaping device (batteries must be removed)
• Medications for pets
To learn more about the event at www.deatakeback.com, or by calling 800-882-9539.