The Pocomoke City Police Department has installed a Medicine Drop Box to offer residents a safe way to dispose of unused or expired medications.
The Pocomoke City Police Department is pleased to announce that a permanent Medicine Drop box has been installed in the lobby of the police department located at 1500 Market Street Pocomoke City, MD. The drop box is intended to help residents dispose of unwanted medicines and pharmaceuticals in a safe and secure way.
If we can provide any deterrent to drugs being available to people at risk then we are doing our job. The police department has seen countless stories in recent years about the alarming rise in prescription drug abuse, which is now serving as a gateway to heroin abuse because it produces a similar, but cheaper, high. Many times an innocent bottle of painkillers prescribed legally to an adult goes largely unused and remains in a medicine cabinet where teens can get their hands on them.
Residents may visit the Pocomoke City Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to anonymously dispose of their unused or excess medications with no questions asked. Just simply drop the items and go. Solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications can be disposed of in the drop box. It cannot accept syringes or liquids. The medicine does not need to be in a plastic bag and residents can just drop it in the box. For more information about the drop box located at the Pocomoke City Police Department please contact Lt. Brian Craven at 410-957-1600 Ext. 214. A special thanks to the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement team for providing the