Police to provide drug drop box

On April 27, the Georgetown Police Department plans to take part in a nationwide “take-back” initiative to decrease access to prescription drugs, providing a drop box in the department lobby for people to leave unused or unwanted prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration is coordinating the one-day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. program, which will include participation by state and local law enforcement agencies all over the country. The drop box in Georgetown will remain in the police station lobby and be available 24 hours a day. Police Chief James Mulligan said Georgetown has a large population of seniors and empty-nesters who may, for different reasons, have prescription drugs that they no longer use or need. Those drugs are often a target for break-ins, or for teenagers. “That’s become the drug of choice, what’s in the cupboard,” Mulligan said. “We want to give people a place to dispose of them safely and securely.” More information is available at