Prescription Drug Drop Box and Take Back Events

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Prescription Drug Drop Box

The Clayton Police Department has a prescription drug collection box in the lobby of the Police Department located at 10 S. Brentwood. This is the first year-round prescription medication collection offered in Clayton and is available to residents during normal business hours.

The drop-off program is a free, anonymous, no questions asked initiative that prevents prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

Items that can be placed in the secure drop box include narcotics, non-narcotics, over-the-counter medications, and veterinary medications.  Items that should not be placed in the drop box include needles or sharps, liquid forms of medication, or bio-hazard materials.


To increase awareness of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse issues facing our area’s youth and to help eliminate prescription drugs from homes that are no longer being used.  The medicine cabinet is the most popular place for medications of abuse.  This program will provide a safe place for disposal of prescription drugs that are no longer needed.

Accepted Items:

  • Prescription Medication including controlled substances
  • Over-the-Counter medications
  • Vitamins

 Not Accepted:

  • Do not bring in illicit drugs, (ex. Marijuana, cocaine, etc) to the site. Those can be turned into an officer anytime.
  • We can’t accept liquids
  • Sharp objects including needles
  • Bio-hazardous materials
  • Glass thermometers or other medical devices


National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

The Clayton Police Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be conducting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Event on April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The site will be the parking lot of the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave.

During this event, Police Officers and DEA Agents will be accepting expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for disposal. The focus of this event is to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The substances will be accepted with no questions asked. This event will be held not only in Clayton, but across the St. Louis Area as well as the United States. All drugs collected will be destroyed under the direction of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

For more information, you can contact Lt. Al Thuet, at 314-290-8405.