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Drive Up, Drop Off Unwanted Medication on Drug Take-Back Day

RCPD to Participate in April 22 Collection, Drop Box Is Available Year-Round

Drug Take Back Day

The Rockville City Police Department offers a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22.

In cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, city police will accept leftover — including expired — prescription drugs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Rockville City Police Station parking lot at 2 W. Montgomery Ave.

To make it quick and convenient, officers will be outside with easy drive-up and drop-off access, so there is no need to get out of your vehicle.

Illicit drugs, liquids, needles, sharps or syringes cannot be accepted, only pills or patches. All returned medications will be destroyed by the DEA.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a convenient and responsible means of disposal, keeping prescription drugs from potentially polluting our drinking water, while educating the public about the potential for abuse or theft of these medications.

During the most recent national collection in October, 4,340 law enforcement agencies collected 647,163 pounds — 324 tons — of unwanted prescription drugs. All-time, the programs has collected 8,318 tons over 23 national collection dates. Learn more at

For more information about the city’s take-back, contact Cpl. Ronnie Crowe at 240-314-8974 or [email protected].

Residents can now also safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication, with no questions asked, in a new prescription drug drop box that is available to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in the front lobby of the Rockville City Police Station. For more information, visit

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