The Gaithersburg Police Department is now accepting unused or expired prescription medications at its police station all year round. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue that can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. In fact, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are, after marijuana and alcohol, the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14 years and older. In an effort to stop these from occurring, the police department provides an opportunity for citizens to dispose of unwanted medications safely and securely throughout the year.
The Prescription Drop Box is located in the Police Station lobby at 14 Fulks Corner Avenue. Citizens may stop by seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. to drop off unwanted and expired medications and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them. The drop box accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, and pet medications. It cannot accept syringes or liquids. This service is completely anonymous.