The event is an opportunity for anyone with expired medications in the medicine cabinets to safely – and legally – hand over the prescription drugs to police.
Several law enforcement agencies are working together to coordinate the event, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris Plains Police Department, the Randolph Police Department, and the Morris Township Police Department.
The local police departments will have a police presence at three different drop-off spots on April 29, 2017. The locations of the drop-off spots are the Stop and Shop Supermarket in Morris Plains NJ, the Acme supermarket in Randolph NJ, and the Morris Township Municipal Parking Lot in Morris Township NJ.
Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., anyone with expired prescription drugs or other controlled dangerous substances (CDS) can hand over the narcotics to law enforcement without fear of being charged with a drug crime like illegal possession of prescription drugs or illegal distribution of prescription drugs.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is not just limited to New Jersey. Across the US, local police departments will be allowing individuals to turn in their expired prescription drugs. During the 2016 event, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collected almost 900,000 pounds of medications. A total of 726 pounds of medications were collected in Morris County, NJ.
For more information, access the NJ.com article, “Morris County to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day on April 29.”