FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Frederick County say they collected nearly 1,200 pounds of expired or unwanted medications Saturday during a drug disposal event.

The Frederick News-Post reports 1,191 pounds of medications were collected during the event Saturday at Harry Grove Stadium. Police say 183 vehicles came to the stadium to drop off medication.

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The event was organized by the Whitesell Pharmacy and the Frederick Police Department as part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration initiative aimed at encouraging people to discard medication safely.

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Police say in the future people will be able to dispose of medication at drop boxes that will be installed at locations including police departments and pharmacies.
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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com

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