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Welcome to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency


20th National Prescription Take Back Day


Saturday, April 24 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


DEA's National Take Back Day gives Americans the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in — safely and anonymously — unused prescription drugs.


In 2020 alone, Americans returned 985,392 lbs (492.7 tons) of unused prescription drugs at 4,487 Collection Sites across the country.


2,790 tons of drugs have been collected during the National Take Back Day events since 2016

Find a Drop-Off Location Near You


Collection sites will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement.


  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
  • A majority of misused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home and medicine cabinet.

  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.
  • Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.
  • Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
  • Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs.








Roy E. McKinney, Director MDEA






Featured Links

Office of National Drug Control Policy


New England HIDTA

ME Police Agencies

Drug Free America

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2017

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2018

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2019

Online Services

To submit an anonymous tip via text message to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, text the keyword MDEA and your tip to 847411.

Download Maine DEA App.

Click the links below to download the Maine DEA app from your app store. This app allows citizens to submit anonymous tips from their mobile device.

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You may also submit an anonymous tip to the Maine DEA, use the form below.

Be sure to save/record your tip ID. You can use the ID to login in viewfeedback about your tip from the agency/group. Just enter the ID on the tip411 login page and any feedback about your tip from the group will display. You can then submit additional information to the group.

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Maine Medical Use of Marijuana

Close to Home Opiate Education Campaign



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