The City of Montgomery Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The DEA is again sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Montgomery Municipal Pool parking lot at 10150 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, Ohio 45242.
The DEA is again sponsoring a national campaign to remove expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Montgomery Police and the DEA will provide a venue for Montgomery residents who want to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. This is an excellent opportunity for those who may have missed the previous events or have subsequently accumulated more unwanted, unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them in a controlled manner.
This is a free service, and drop-offs are anonymous. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted.
“We encourage residents to take advantage of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event and address a vital public safety and public health issue. Residents can help us remove a potential source of controlled substances known to be abused. According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, on average, 2,500 teens abuse prescription drugs every day. A majority of those drugs are obtained from family, friends, and the home medicine cabinet,” explains Montgomery Police Sergeant Mike Plaatje.