Cecil County Prepares for National Drug Take Back Day With Eight Drop-Off Locations
National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 28th and Cecil County is ready with eight designated collection locations, including one drop-off site at Elkton High School -- in conjunction with Restore Church's annual Trunk-or-Treat event and a community health fair. The Cecil County Sheriff's Office, police departments for Elkton, Rising Sun, North East and Perryville, as well as the Maryland State Police (two locations) will operate the other seven drop spots. See the attached flier for complete addresses.
While the Maryland State Police Barracks in North East, the Cecil County Sheriff's Office and the Elkton Police Department are 24/7 drop-off sites for disposing of drugs year round, local police departments and organizations worked collaboratively to provide more options for this one-day, nationwide event.
Youth Empowerment Source (YES) Executive Director Beth Creek said, "We are always looking for an opportunity to be a part of the solution and this event really is an opportunity to do just that and show our State and White House representatives that Cecil County is sincerely dedicated to addressing the issue and building a stronger community."
The goal of the National Drug Take Back Day is to allow people to correctly dispose of unused or expired drugs. Proper disposal protects the environment, but also keeps medications out of the hands of drug users and children. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration website (www.dea.gov), the last Take Back Day, which occurred in April 2017, collected: 900,386 lbs. (450 Tons) nationwide.