Morris County law enforcement agencies recently collected more than 700 pounds of prescription medications on National Drug Take-Back Day.
Police departments throughout Morris County and elsewhere in New Jersey have been cracking down on drug crimes in recent months. However, not all law enforcement efforts to combat prescription drug abuse and addiction are punitive. The recent National Drug Take-Back Day is an example of how authorities are trying to give individuals a chance to kick their habits without fear of being arrested and sentenced to jail time.
National Drug Take-Back Day actually lasted three days, with local Morris County police departments collecting 724 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription medications. This was very close to the 726 pounds of prescription drugs that Morris County authorities collected during the 2016 National Drug Take-Back Day.
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After getting the prescription painkillers and other types of medication, police officers arrange for the drugs to be disposed of in a safe way.
For more information, read the NJ.com article, “724 Pounds of Meds Collected in Morris During National Drug Take-Back Day.”