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Police in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia all organized drug drop off sites Saturday to encourage residents to properly dispose of unneeded medication and to keep drugs out of the hands of would-be abusers.
Leftover or unneeded prescription drugs are a common sight in many medicine cabinets. But these drugs can a lot of harm if they end up in the wrong hands, the water system or the environment.
Brand-name and generic drug companies are fighting efforts to get them to pay for programs that provide a safe way to dispose of prescription drugs.
area residents can turn in their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to the Frederick Douglass Home in southeast Washington Saturday.
Baltimore County Police say a third person has been arrested in a narcotics investigation of a Lutherville medical clinic.