Unwanted prescription medications can now be dropped off anonymously to Lansdale Police daily.

Lansdale Police Sgt. Alex Kromdyk announced Wednesday that the department has signed on with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office to be a safe disposal location for unwanted prescription medications.

"The purpose of this program is to help make an impact in reducing the epidemic of prescription drug addiction in our communities," said Kromdyk in a press release. 

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The dropoff is open as of Wednesday. The takeback accepts conrolled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medications, police said.

Liquid products, ointments and creams in original containers will be accepted. Pet medications can also be disposed of at the police department.

Prescription medication need not be removed from its container.

Syringes and illicit substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin should not be placed in the box, police said.

"This program is anonymous and no attempt will be made to identify an individual using the box located in the entrance lobby," Kromdyk said.