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MPD Participates in 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Metropolitan Police Department will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency to participate in the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The purpose of the initiative is to provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender dispensed pharmaceuticals and medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps; only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Individuals may surrender any pharmaceuticals or medications on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Collection sites for this event will be at all District stations, Howard University – College of Pharmacy, and Sibley Memorial Hospital:

First District Station

101 M Street, SW

Washington, DC 20024


Fifth District Station

1805 Bladensburg Road, NE

Washington, DC 20002

Second District Station

3320 Idaho Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20016


Sixth District Station

5002 Hayes Street, NE

Washington, DC 20019

Third District Station

1620 V Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009


Seventh District Station

2455 Alabama Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20020

Fourth District Station

6001 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20011



Sibley Memorial Hospital

5215 Loughboro Road, NW

Washington, DC 20016

Howard University – College of Pharmacy

2300 4th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20059


To keep everyone safe, collection sites will follow COVID-19 guidelines and regulations.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, or about the Take Back Day event, visit


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