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Aberdeen Police Department sets up prescription drug return kiosk

A news drug disposal kiosk has been set up at the main entrance to the Aberdeen Police Department's front lobby at 60 N. Parke Street in Aberdeen.
A news drug disposal kiosk has been set up at the main entrance to the Aberdeen Police Department's front lobby at 60 N. Parke Street in Aberdeen. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, Baltimore Sun)

The Aberdeen Police Department has begun providing a new service and resource for its citizens to dispose of prescription medications and other allowable medicines.

A news drug disposal kiosk is in front of the entrance to the Aberdeen Police Department's front lobby at 60 N. Parke St.

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The med-return kiosk is clearly labeled and looks similar to a large mailbox, according to the APD. The kiosk also has a mounted sign to advise the citizens what medications they can and cannot dispose of.

Items that are accepted in the collection unit are prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets.

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Items not accepted are hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, inhalers, needle-sharps, (ointments lotions or liquids, aerosol cans and medications from businesses or clinics.

According to a news release, the intent of Aberdeen Police Department in providing the new service for citizens and the community is to "keep prescription medicines away from our children and our water supply."

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