Chief James X. Fitzpatrick
90 Lowell St
Lawrence, MA 01840
For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Lawrence Police Department Installs 24-Hour Drug Drop Off Kiosk
Police partnered with CVS to obtain the kiosk after UMass Lowell intern Sylvia Rodriguez suggested the idea to the Police Department.
Approximately 20 pounds of prescription drugs have been collected since its inception in May, enough to fill the box to the top!
The drop box provides 24-hour, no questions asked access for local residents to dispose of over-the-counter drugs, unneeded prescriptions, medication samples, unused pills, and even veterinary medications.
This latest tool in the police department’s crime-prevention arsenal focuses on preventing drugs from getting into the wrong hands. Simply open the mailbox-style door and drop your medications in, anytime day or night.
“Every, single pill we can remove from circulation prevents another child from ingesting a potential poison, a relative from becoming an addict, or a thief from stealing medication to sell on the streets,” Chief Fitzpatick said. “This is a valuable tool that the community is encouraged to take advantage of to properly dispose of their unused or unwanted prescription drugs, and I hope residents will continue to take advantage of it.”