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Welcome to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency

Maine State Map of Law Enforcement Agencies Accepting Unused, Unwanted Consumer Prescription Drugs for Disposal

Numerous agencies across the state have installed secure drop boxes in the lobby of their facilities or accept them directly from the consumer for the proper disposal of expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs. This effort permits the consumer to get these drugs out of their home at their convenience rather than waiting for the next take-back day. Getting unwanted, expired or unneeded controlled substances out of people’s homes and properly disposed of is very important for public health, safety and evironmental reasons.

To view a listing of Maine Law Enforcement Agencies that accept unused prescription drugs for disposal


I would like to welcome you to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s web site. I hope this site will answer some of your questions, and provide a better understanding of our role in the criminal justice system.

All Maine communities are affected by drug use and abuse. The availability of illegal drugs, diverted prescription medications, related crime, medical and legal costs and the lives they impact are evidence of this. Without an effective enforcement program to disrupt the drug market, the State is unable to undermine the ability of drug suppliers to meet, expand, and profit from drug demand. An ineffective program impacts the State’s ability to support prevention efforts by making initiation to drug use more difficult and fails to contribute to treatment efforts by eroding the ability of users to sustain their habits. The MDEA through its regional multi-jurisdictional task forces is the lead state agency in confronting drug trafficking crime. 

The effective and efficient use of limited resources and personnel are essential. Every MDEA District Task Force works closely with the Maine State Police, the Sheriff’s Offices, and area police departments. Geography, population and caseload require that good working relationships, partnerships, communication, collaboration and information exchanges with all drug investigative entities working together to maximize the utilization of limited resources and personnel.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our site. If you have any questions that are not addressed here, comments or suggestion, please contact us.

Roy E. McKinney, Director MDEA

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