Gaithersburg, Rockville, Takoma Park Police Departments to Participate in Drug Take-Back Day

by MCS Staff

The Rockville City Police Department, Gaithersburg Police Department, and Takoma Park Police Department offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22. Montgomery County Police is also participating.

This campaign gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications will be accepted. In addition, vape pens and other e-cigarette devices are now accepted, BUT only after the batteries are removed from such devices.

In cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, city police will accept leftover — including expired — prescription drugs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Police Station at14 Fulks Corner Ave, in the Rockville City Police Station parking lot at 2 W. Montgomery Ave, and at the Takoma Park Police Department at 7500 Maple Avenue. No liquids or syringes will be accepted. The service is free, anonymous, and there will be no questions asked.

Can’t make it? The Gaithersburg Police Department accepts unused or expired prescription medications at its police station all year round. The Prescription Drop Box is located in the Police Station lobby at 14 Fulks Corner Avenue. Citizens may stop by seven days a week between 8 AM and 9 PM to drop off. In Rockville, 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. At Takoma Park, a permanent drop-off location at the City of Takoma Park Police Department. The collection site is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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