Morris County authorities plan to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29.
The event provides individuals with a chance to turn over their expired medications and other prescription drugs to local law enforcement officials.
A number of law enforcement agencies have joined forces to coordinate the event in Morris County NJ, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris Plains Police Department, the Randolph Police Department, and the Morris Township Police Department.
Officers with the local police departments will have be present at three drop-off spots on April 29, 2017. The prescription drug drop-off locations are the Stop and Shop Supermarket in Morris Plains, the Acme supermarket in Randolph, and the Morris Township Municipal Parking Lot in Morris Township.
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., anyone in possession of an expired medication or any other controlled dangerous substance (CDS) can turn over the drugs to police without worrying about being arrested and charged with a drug offense.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is part of a national effort to combat prescription drug abuse. Across the United States, local police departments give people an opportunity to turn in their expired prescription medications. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collected nearly 900,000 pounds of medications during the event, with more than 700 pounds being collected in Morris County, New Jersey.
To learn more, check out the NJ.com article, “Morris County to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day on April 29.”