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Drug Take Back Day: Drive Up, Drop Off Unwanted Medication

Drug Take Back Day April 2024

The Rockville City Police Department offers safe, free and anonymous disposal of unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day, Sunday, April 28. 

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, 4,383 law enforcement agencies collected 599,897 pounds — 300 tons — of unwanted prescription drugs, including 10,599 pounds in Maryland. All-time, the program has collected 8,950 tons over 25 national collection dates, including 243,154 pounds (121.5 tons) in Maryland. 

Learn more about National Drug Take Back Day at www.dea.gov. For more information about the city’s take-back, contact Cpl. Ronnie Crowe at 240-314-8974 or [email protected]

Residents can also safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication, with no questions asked, in a prescription drug drop box, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in the front lobby of the Rockville City Police Station.

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