Mesa police substations offering MedReturn boxes

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

MESA, Ariz. – Valley residents looking to get rid of their unwanted prescription drugs can now do so with a quick visit to a Mesa police substation.

The Mesa Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in Maricopa County to offer drop-off locations for unwanted prescription drugs.

The drop-off bins, also called MedReturn boxes, will accept items like prescription medications and ointments, vitamins, medication for pets, and over-the-counter medications.

Items such as needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, and thermometers will not be accepted.

The following substations will feature a MedReturn box:

1. Central Substation – 120 N. Robson
2. Red Mountain Substation – 4333 E. University
3. Superstition Substation – 2430 S. Ellsworth
4. Fiesta (Dobson) Substation – Available when the new substation opens in September