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Marylou Berg, Communication Manager, 240-314-8105
Rockville to Participate in National Take-Back Initiative
Turn in Unused or Expired Medication on Sept. 25
Rockville, Md., September 10, 2010 - The Rockville City Police Department, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate Saturday, Sept. 25, in the National Take-Back Initiative, which is aimed at preventing increased pill abuse and theft.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rockville City Police will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for disposal. The medications will be collected at the Rockville City Police Station, 111 Maryland Ave. The service is free and anonymous.
"We hope that the community at large takes advantage of this program," said Rockville Police Chief Terry Treschuk. "The voluntary and anonymous turning in of all unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs will ensure that the medicines will be disposed of properly. It is also a good way to clean out your medicine cabinets."
This is the first National Take-Back Day. The campaign provides a safe way for people to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs and will help to stop the rise in addiction to prescription medications.
To learn more about the initiative, go to www.dea.gov. For more information on the Sept. 25 collection, call Rockville City Police Cpl. Ken Matney at 240-314-8922.