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

13 November 2020
CHP Monterey Leads Seat Belt Safety Campaign

CHP Monterey Leads Seat Belt Safety Campaign

The California Highway Patrol (CI-IP) Monterey Area, and participating Monterey County law enforcement agencies, will kick off a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, reminding everyone that seat belts save lives. Click It or Ticket combines enforcement with a public awareness campaign on television, and social media in both English and Spanish. In an effort to spread the word about the importance of buckling up, the enforcement mobilization will be from November 15-21, 2020. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Click it or Ticket

05 November 2020
11/05/2020: Monterey Police Warning Residents of Reports of Scam Calls Claiming to be from City of Monterey

11/05/2020: Monterey Police Warning Residents of Reports of Scam Calls Claiming to be from City of Monterey

The City of Monterey and Monterey Police Department are warning residents to be aware of scam phone calls reportedly coming from City of Monterey staff to residents asking for social security numbers and other personal identification information. The City became aware of this scam this morning when a resident notified an employee in the Public Works Department that they had received a call that appeared to be from a City phone number, shown on caller ID. This type of phone scam is called phone spoofing. The resident explained he received a call requesting that he provide his social security number to them immediately or his social security number would be cancelled/stopped within the next four hours. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF


27 October 2020
10/27/2020: Controlled Substance for Sale Arrest

10/27/2020: Controlled Substance for Sale Arrest

Over the past month, the Monterey Police Department received information that large quantities of methamphetamine were being transported and sold on the Monterey Peninsula. During the investigation, detectives learned that Kristopher Crow, 29, of Monterey, had been supplying the methamphetamine. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

12 October 2020
10/12/2020: Burglary Arrest

10/12/2020: Burglary Arrest

On October 4, 2020 at approximately 12:57 a.m., the Monterey Police Department responded to an interrupted residential burglary in the 200 block of Laine Street. The suspects fled the scene and were not located. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF

02 October 2020
1002/2020: Prowler Burglary Arrest

1002/2020: Prowler Burglary Arrest

Over the past several months, the Monterey Police Department has investigated a series of residential burglary and prowling incidents. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF


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