March 27, 2015                                        Contact: Joan Webb Scornaienchi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  HC DrugFree, 443-325-0040

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Wilde Lake Village Center                                        


Drug Take Back Day in Howard County

Scheduled for Saturday, April 11


        HC DrugFree and the Howard County Police Department are teaming up to hold the next Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at nine locations throughout the county.


        Drug Take Back Day allows citizens to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. Studies show that two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs are getting them from cabinets in the home. This program offers the community an environmentally-safe option to reduce the abuse and misuse of medication.


        Prescriptions, both controlled and non-controlled, will be accepted. Needles, syringes and EpiPens will be accepted at the HC DrugFree site at the Wilde Lake Village Center location only. For more information, visit, call 443-325-0040 or email


        Drop Off Locations:

        HC DrugFree, Wilde Lake Village Center, 5305 Village Center Drive, Columbia 21044

        Harper's Choice Community Policing Office, 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia 21044

        Long Reach Community Policing Office, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia 21045

        Oakland Mills Community Policing Office, 5820 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045

        Owen Brown Community Policing Office, 7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045

        North Laurel Community Policing Office, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel 20723

        Howard County Police Northern District, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City 21043

        Howard County Police Southern District, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel 20723

        Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville 21723


After April 11, there will be new, permanent drop-off boxes maintained by the Howard County Police Department at the Northern District, Southern District and Gary Arthur Community Center locations.



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HC DrugFree | 443-325-0040 | | Wilde Lake Village Center
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206
Columbia, MD 21044