The 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.
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This summer, the Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey. For the 26th year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and Sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program.
Law enforcement agencies use the Slurpee coupons to enhance relationships with the young people of their cities by rewarding them for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. Appropriate ‘offenses’ might include helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a community or police sponsored event. Although the reasons for being ‘ticketed’ are varied, the end result is the same for every youngster: a free Slurpee drink and a smile for being a good kid. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.
Operation Chill started in Philadelphia in 1995 and has expanded to cities across the country. Since its inception, more than 19 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in areas where 7-Elevel operates stores.
For Inquiries, contact Lieutenant Ethan Andrew at (831) 646-3822.
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