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/Portals/4/Images/Frame2-PharmDrop.pngThe City of Monterey has a pharmaceutical drug take back program available to the public. The public may safely and anonymously dispose of unused/expired prescription or over-the-counter medication through the City's Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. No needles, syringes or liquids are accepted. 

While the front lobby is still closed due to the pandemic, people can use the call box and a records clerk on-duty will be able to assist with retrieving the prescription drugs. The items need to be in a bottle with a prescription label that has a name of the prescriber and the name of the drug. If the drugs are loose or in an unlabeled container, they can be dropped off at CHOMP or the Pacific Grove Police Department drop off location.

The drop off box is located in the lobby of the Monterey Police Department at 351 Madison Street.

Police News

06/11/2021: Imitation Firearm Arrest

Monterey Police

  • 12 June 2021
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06/11/2021: Imitation Firearm Arrest

On June 11th, 2021 at approximately 10:17 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Tyler Street regarding a report of a male inside a parking garage brandishing a handgun. A witness reported the subject was standing on the upper floor of a parking garage and pointing a handgun at pedestrians on a sidewalk below him. All Monterey Police officers on duty responded to the parking garage and surrounding areas and searched for the subject for over an hour. The MPD worked with other City of Monterey employees, State Parks and adjacent law enforcement agencies. The search included a very strategic and deliberate search of the two garage structures and surrounding areas. As would be expected, the MPD deployed a number of tactical tools to address a potential issue of a subject with a gun in a highly populated area. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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