The Augusta Police Department in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies in Kennebec / Somerset Counties and the Alliance For Substance Abuse Prevention are actively working to address a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Prescription drug drop boxes have been placed at 12 locations in Kennebec County to properly dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The Augusta Police Department is pleased to announce that a drop box is in the the lobby of the police department and is accessible at all times.
This program is anonymous. No questions or requests for identification will be made.
Yes - Accepted NO - Not Accepted
Prescriptions Needles (Sharps)
Over-the-counter medications Thermometers
Vitamins Bloody or infectious waste
Samples Medications from businesses or clinics
Ointments Hydrogen peroxide
Lotions Aerosol cans
Liquid medications in glass or Inhalers
leak proof containers