National Prescription Take-Back Day Saturday

The Bowie Police Department will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 29.
The disposal program was initiated by the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2010 as an opportunity for people to dispose of prescription or over-the-counter drugs that may be expired or unused in safe.
On Saturday items can be dropped off in the Bowie Police Department lobby located at 304 Lindsey where a disposal bin is located. Bowie Police Chief Guy Green said while Saturday is the national day, persons can drop off their medicines in the bin any time.
Any drug collected in the bin are then collected by DEA staff and disposed of in a safe manner. In prior years the department has collected more than 65 pounds of medicines.

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