The event was held in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and was part of a national effort. City police collected unused, expired and unwanted medications at the police station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
"Prescription drug abuse is quickly becoming one of the biggest public safety issues law enforcement officials encounter. On behalf of the City of Bowie Police Department, I would like to personally thank everyone for their continued support and participation in this program," Bowie Police Sgt. Bennie Henderson said in a statement.