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21012 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

(440) 331-0600

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Rocky River Updates

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

James Umerley






Residents can drop off old prescription drugs in the Police Department lobby

21012 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River


Rocky River residents can bring their solid prescription medicines to the lobby of the Police Department, where the prescription drug drop box is located, at any time, 24/7.  No information is required of the person dropping off the medicine. The police department cannot accept needles or liquids, but all other forms of prescription medications can be accepted. The department asks that labels on the bottles be removed or names of persons on the labels be marked out. If you have any questions, please contact the Rocky River Police Department at (440) 331-1234.


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.