January 19, 2022
The Johns Creek Police Department placed a prescription Drug-Drop-Box in the lobby at City Hall, allowing citizens to safely dispose of unused medications and ensure these items do not get misused or endanger our environment. We recognize the misuse or improper disposal of prescription drugs can have consequences.
In the past, partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the National Take-Back Program, the Johns Creek Police Department collected thousands of pounds of unused, expired, and unwanted medications. This Drug-Drop-Box was provided to the police department courtesy of CVS as part of its drug collection program partnerships with local law enforcement agencies. The department will be able to collect the prescriptions year-round.
"We encourage the public to use the drop-box and partner with us to help keep our community safe. Properly disposing of these medications can help reduce the risk of abuse,” said Police Chief Mark Mitchell.
The Drug-Drop-Box is available for use Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located in the lobby at city hall at 11360 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek 30097. The public is invited to use the drop-box, which is free and anonymous. Interested participants can contact the clerk at the Police Records window who will provide a secure bag to dispose of medicines. The Records Clerk will unlock the box and permit participants to place bagged items in the Drug-Box. Only legal and non-liquid prescriptions can be dropped off in the drop-box. The police department will also provide Deterra bags, courtesy of the One Johns Creek Coalition, for interested participants to take home and safely dispose of liquid prescriptions. Syringe needles are not accepted.