CONTACT: Lindsey Thompson
Public Information Officer
MARIETTA - For the past several years the Marietta Police Department has partnered up with the DEA and law enforcement across the nation to provide a place where citizens can anonymously dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative usually occurs about twice a year across the nation and yields an astounding amount of prescription medication. Improper disposal of prescription drugs can be extremely harmful to the environment and only certain drugs can be disposed of by throwing them away.
Because of this growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the Marietta Police Department has created a way for citizens to dispose of any unwanted or unused prescription medications 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. A large drop box has been placed near the main lobby of the Police Department for citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription medication anytime. Citizens are asked to come to the main lobby of the Police Department and contact a police representative at the front desk. The representative will then open a secured door for them to access the drop box and dispose of any prescription medication. No information will required or obtained from the citizen and they can remain completely anonymous.
Anyone with any questions is asked to contact Sgt. Rick Redd at 770-794-5306.