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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Take-Back Day Offers a Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Medication

Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 17 – 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. 26.

In cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, 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.

The Rockville Senior Center will also host a drug take-back from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the center, 1150 Carnation Drive.

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.

Learn more about National Drug Take-Back Day at For more information about the take-back at the senior center or the police station, call Cpl. Ken Matney at 240-314-8922.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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