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Montgomery Police Host Drug Take-Back Day Event

Prescription and over the counter medications will be accepted.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo

The Montgomery Police Department Lobby is a collection site for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and will be participating a collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

On April 26, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation's medicine cabinets.  

The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal drug use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety from accidental poisonings and groundwater contamination. 

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the increasing issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

  • The program is free & anonymous.
  • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will NOT be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are NOT a part of this initiative.

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