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Posted on: October 19, 2016

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

Rockville Police Offer Drive-up and Drop-off Collection of Unwanted Medication

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 19 – The Rockville City Police Department 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, Oct. 22.

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, 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 accepted 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.

Learn more about National Drug Take-Back Day at www.dea.gov, or call Cpl. Ken Matney at 240-314-8922.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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