Med Return Box

The Pembroke Police Department has launched a program designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. These same drugs unfortunately have become the target of theft and misuse, oftentimes by people who have access to the residence. America’s 12 to 17 year olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home and legally and safely turn them over to law enforcement for proper chain of custody and court ordered destruction. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medications and process them properly so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. Law enforcement takes control of and destroys drugs on a regular basis as part of their regular operations. The box is located in the lobby of the Pembroke Police Station. Stop by anytime to drop off your unused or unwanted drugs.

Acceptable Medications

  • Pills, Capsules and Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Liquid medicines in unbreakable, leakproof containers
  • Over the counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medications

Unacceptable medications:

  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Medical Devices
  • Thermometers
  • IV Bags
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Non-prescription liquids, ointments, lotions
  • Other Non-Pharmaceutical Waste

 

Watch the video below to view Patrick Spring's Eagle Scout Project which discusses to importance of the Med Return Box in combatting the opiod epidemic.

Patrick Spring Eagle Scout Project