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Montgomery County To Participate In 'Prescription Drug Take-Back Day'

Next Saturday, Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and police departments from around the region are participating.

Police in the region will until accept unwanted prescription medication between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Residents can drop unused, unwanted, or expired drugs off at police stations in Gaithersburg, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Germantown, and Silver Spring. Illicit drugs and needles will not be accepted.

Those unable to drop the drugs off in person with police can still dispose of them at home. But police warn residents to put the meds into sealed plastic bags, and mix kitty litter, sawdust, or coffee grinds with liquid medication in order for it to solidify so anyone who may take the drugs out the trash can not use it.

Residents are also urged to remove any personal information that is listed on pill bottles.

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