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Prescription Drop Off

/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

07/18/2021: Fatal Collision Investigation

Monterey Police

  • 19 July 2021
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07/18/2021: Fatal Collision Investigation

On July 18th, 2021 at 12:26 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision in the 600 block of Casanova Avenue.  Officers arrived on scene and observed a single motorcycle, which was carrying two people, appeared to have lost control and crashed while traveling northbound on Casanova Avenue. Officers and medical personnel attempted to render aid to the driver and passenger. Tragically, the driver succumbed to his injuries sustained from the collision.  The driver was identified as Giovanni Jimenez, 27 years old of Monterey.  The passenger was transported to Natividad Medical Center in critical condition. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF


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