Take-Back Day Disposes of Drugs in a Safe, Environmentally Friendly Way on April 30

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Posted on: April 20, 2016 Take-Back Day Disposes of Drugs in a Safe, Environmentally Friendly Way on April 30 Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection of Unwanted Medication Rockville, Maryland, April 14 — The Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30. In cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), city police and county sheriffs will accept leftover — including expired — prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rockville City Police Station parking lot at 2 West 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. In September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Over 10 take-back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds – More than 2,750 tons – of pills. Learn more about National Drug Take-Back Day at www.dea.gov, or call Maj. Eric Over at 240-314-8967. # # # MEDIA CONTACT: Marylou Berg Director of Communication 240-314-8105 mberg@rockvillemd.gov


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