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Prescription Drug Drop Box
The Town of New Windsor Police Department is reminding the community that the best way to dispose of most types of old, unwanted, or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop the medicine off at a drug take back site.
The New Windsor Police Department, located at 555 Union Avenue is designated as a permanent drug take back site that is open to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone can stop off at the police station to place their unwanted medications into a secure prescription drop box in the lobby.
Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “It is so important that we continue to raise awareness in our community about the serious dangers of keeping unused medications in the home, especially when it comes to opioid pain medications. We know that trouble with opioids often starts at home when the unused medications fall into the wrong hands. I urge you to do your part in protecting your family by eliminating the risk. Gather them up and get rid of them! ”
Since June of 2016, the New Windsor Police Department has collected and disposed of over 1,300 lbs. of unwanted medicines. The collected medications are permanently disposed of by incineration at an EPA approved location.
On January 29, 2020, New Windsor Police Officer Brian McLean spoke with the local Girl Scouts troop about his duties as the department’s K-9 Officer. Officer McLean, who is a 23-year veteran of the police force, has been a member of the K-9 unit for 16 years. His current K-9 partner is named Soto and he is a German Sheppard that is 7 years old. In 2019, Officer McLean and K-9 Sato handled 119 calls for the department. These calls include many areas of responsibility such as: Investigating alarms, building searches, tracking missing persons and sniffing for illegal drugs. Thank you for all that you do for the Town Officer McLean!