The Ramsey Police Department provides an ongoing Prescription Drug Take Back Program. We will accept unwanted prescription drugs from non-commercial, residential users only. No syringes, needles, or other hazardous materials are accepted. Participation in the program is free and anonymous. All prescriptions are disposed of with "no questions asked."
Prescription drugs can be brought to the Police Department at 7550 Sunwood Drive Northwest in Ramsey, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
About the Program
The Prescription Drug Take Back initiative addresses a vital public safety health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to a 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey. Each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.