Police Collect 350 Pounds of Pills
Several Montgomery County law enforcement agencies conducted a Drug Take-Back day on Saturday, May 2 and collected approximately 350 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from nine drop-off points throughout the county.
This safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs removed 350 pounds of prescription drugs from possibly being accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused. This initiative is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern.
Montgomery County Police along with the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, the Gaithersburg Police Department, and the Takoma Park Police Department will hold another Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, May 30.
On May 30, there will be again nine drop-off locations throughout Montgomery County, in Germantown, the location will be at District Five Police Station at 20000 Aircraft Drive.
All locations will accept prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications only. Liquids, illicit drugs, needles, sharps and syringes cannot be accepted as part of the take-back program. Officers will staff collection boxes in the parking lots of the following facilities or in their lobbies:
The Montgomery County law enforcement community is particularly interested in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will take pills and medication patches of all kinds. If possible, prescription labels should be removed or personal information should be blacked out; however, pill bottles will still be accepted if the labels are attached. No questions will be asked. This is an opportunity to safely empty out a medicine cabinet of drugs that are no longer needed.
Other location include; MCP 1st District Station – 100 Edison Park Road in Gaithersburg, MCP 6th District Station – 45A West Watkins Mill Road in Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg Police Station -14 Fulks Corner Ave. in Gaithersburg, MCP 3rd District Station – 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring, Takoma Park Police Station in the Takoma Park Community Center Building Lobby – 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park; and the MCP 4th District Station – 2300 Randolph Road in Wheaton.