CVS Drug Takeback
The Lexington Police Department has been a longtime participant in the bi-annual drug take back events organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and CVS/Pharmacy.
Early in 2016, the Lexington Police Department received a grant from CVS/Pharmacy which allowed the installation of a Drug Collection Unit to be placed in the lobby of the police department. The Drug Collection Unit provides the Town of Lexington community a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.
This unit can take prescriptions, prescription patches and ointments, over-the- counter medications, vitamins, medication samples and medications for pets. This unit however cannot accept hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, liquids, needles, or thermometers.
The Drug Collection Unit at the Lexington Police Department represents one of 1,000 units CVS/pharmacy and The Medicine Abuse Project (MAP), a five-year initiate of The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, are providing across the country. This innovative donation program is the largest retail pharmacy effort of its kind to date and supports MAP's goal to prevent a half million teenagers from abusing prescription medication by the year 2017..