Donald C. Cudmore, Chief of Police
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Georgetown Police Department To Install New 24-Hour Drug Collection Box
GEORGETOWN — Police Chief Donald C. Cudmore is pleased to announce the Georgetown Police Department received a grant from CVS Health’s Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program to install a new drug collection kiosk in the police station lobby.
The drop-off box will provide 24-hour, no questions asked access for residents to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.
“Our goal is to provide a safe and easy way for residents to dispose of their old medication,” Chief Cudmore said. “Thank you to CVS for awarding us this grant to bring a new and updated kiosk to Georgetown.”
The drug disposal unit will help to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents’ homes and decrease the potential for prescription drug abuse. Proper drug disposal also helps to prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.
“CVS Health is dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent prescription drug abuse,” said Tom Davis, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Health. “Reducing the amount of unused and unwanted medication in the home is critical to preventing prescription drug abuse.”
About CVS Health’s Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program:
CVS Health’s Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program aims to decrease the potential for prescription drug abuse by reducing the amount of unneeded medication in residents’ homes. It has donated more than 600 drug collection units to police departments across the country, which have collected more than 100,000 pounds of unwanted medication.