Morris County police departments recently collected more than 700 pounds of prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day.
Police departments across Morris County have been targeting prescription drug offenders in recent months because prescription drug abuse – and overdose deaths – have been on the rise. In fact, law enforcement officials consider prescription drug possession and prescription drug distribution to be two of the most serious drug crimes.
However, not every action taken by Morris County law enforcement to stop prescription drug abuse and addiction has been punitive. One such example of a more benevolent approach to combating the drug problem is the recent National Drug Take-Back Day, which gave people a chance to hand over their expired or unwanted medications to law enforcement officers.
At this year’s event, Morris County NJ police collected 724 pounds of prescription drugs. This approached the 726 pounds of prescription medications that Morris County police collected last year.
For additional information, check out the NJ.com article, “724 Pounds of Meds Collected in Morris During National Drug Take-Back Day.”