Harford’s Citizens Urged to Dispose of Leftover Medications on April 30 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Harford County will have three designated drop off sites for citizens to safely dispose of their leftover prescription medications – no questions asked – on National Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 30, 2016. The Harford County Department of Community Services Office of Drug Control Policy, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Havre de Grace Police Department, and Maryland State Police urge citizens to participate in this event to help take prescription drugs out of circulation and prevent drug abuse.


This year’s event is dedicated in honor of Harford County’s fallen heroes Senior Deputy Pat Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon, who worked for many years at these annual events.


“We may never know how many lives they saved, but we are forever grateful for their service,” said Joe Ryan, manager of the Office of Drug Control Policy. “We also hope that this year’s event will promote awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse, especially among our youth, and enable our citizens to conveniently and properly dispose of their expired or unneeded medications.”


The three Harford County locations will be available from 10:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m. on April 30 for citizens to drop off medications, which will then be disposed of without harming the environment.


  • County Office Building Parking Lot | 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air
  • Havre de Grace Police Station | 715 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace
  • Maryland State Police Barrack D | 1401 Belair Road, Bel Air


Permanent drop boxes for prescription drugs are also available 24/7 at the following Harford County locations, again with no questions asked:


  • Sheriff’s Main Office | 45 S. Main Street, Bel Air
  • Sheriff’s Northern Precinct | 3724 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville
  • Sheriff’s Southern Precinct | 1305 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood
  • State Police Bel Air Barrack | 1401 Belair Road, Bel Air
  • Havre de Grace Police Department |715 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace
  • Aberdeen Police Department | 60 N Parke St., Aberdeen


The Office of Drug Control Policy, a division of the Harford County Department of Community Services, is Harford County’s Lead Prevention Agency.  For more information about this event or prescription drug abuse, please contact the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy at odcp@harfordcountymd.gov or 410-638-3333.

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