The Ocean City Police Narcotics Unit in partnership with the Assateague Coastal Trust, Berlin Police Department, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Health Department will be participating in “OPERATION MEDICINE DROP,” a one-day medication take-back effort to be held on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
“Operation Medicine Drop” is a bi-annual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) federal program in conjunction with state and local law enforcement to encourage citizens to properly dispose of their prescription drugs. The objective is to get unwanted, unused and expired prescription medication out of people’s cabinets and off of the streets. Citizens are urged to not flush their medication or throw them away. Disposing of medication properly prevents the medication from entering our waterways and landfills.
There will be six drop off locations in Worcester County.
- Berlin Police Department, 10 Williams St.
- Worcester County Health Dept., Public Landing Road, Snow Hill
- Ocean City Public Safety Building, 6501 Coastal Hwy, OC/MD
- Pocomoke Health Center, 400-A Walnut Street
- Food Lion, Manklin Creek Rd, Ocean Pines
- Food Lion, Rt 611, West Ocean City
The Maryland Executive Board Members of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) have hailed this effort as a success in keeping unwanted and unused prescription drugs out of the hands of persons who shouldn’t have them as well as out ofMarylandcoastal bays and waterways. This program was considered a success last April, yielding over 130 pounds of prescription medication in Worcester County.
The program is free and confidential. If you have any questions, please contact the OCPD Public Affairs Office at: 410-723-6665 or 410-529-5395.