Drug Drop Box

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office (located at 310 2nd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids) now has a Drug Drop Box in place that allows access for those members of the public wanting to discard expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs and medications for safe disposal. The mailbox-sized drop box is permanently mounted in the Sheriff’s Office visitor’s parking lot off of the 2nd Avenue entrance, near the handicap access ramp.

Citizens may access the drop box 24/7/365 and may do so anonymously. Any and all types of unwanted medications and drugs, including illegal drugs, may be placed in the container. However, for the safety of all involved, it is asked that no needles or sharps be dropped in the box. The drop box will be emptied on a daily basis.

Drug Drop Boxes are provided by law enforcement agencies to allow citizens a safe and convenient way to dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs and medications. This helps to prevent drug abuse and unintentional overdose deaths and helps keep discarded drugs from contaminating landfills and the water supply.

Drug Drop Box

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    Captain Greg McGivern

    Criminal Division Commander

    Sheriff's Office
    Criminal Division

    Physical Address:
    Linn County Sheriff's Office
    310 2nd Ave. SW.
    Cedar Rapids, IA. 52404-2003

    Mailing address:
    Linn County Sheriff's Office
    P.O. Box 669
    Cedar Rapids, IA. 52406-0669



    Ph: 319-892-6250
    Fx: 319-892-6242


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