Drug take-back day, Morris Township, Morris Plains and Randolph on Oct. 22

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Need to clean out your medicine cabinet?

This weekend is the time. You can dispose of unused or expired medications anonymously at locations in Morris Township, Morris Plains and Randolph.

Authorities will get rid of the drugs in an environmentally safe matter, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. It’s part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Here are more details.

FROM THE MORRIS COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE:

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs, Morris Plains Borough Police Chief Jason A. Kohn, Morris Township Police Chief John McGuinness, and Randolph Township Police Chief David Stokoe announce that on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, they will be participating in the 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

morris prosecutor seal logoThe initiative encourages individuals to anonymously turn in unused, unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications into secure drop boxes.  It is a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for the abuse of medications.  After the event, law enforcement officials will dispose of these substances in an environmentally safe manner.

This event is coordinated nationwide by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  In Morris County and in conjunction with the DEA, it is a collaborative effort by members from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and from participating municipal law enforcement agencies.

This National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm at the following location:

Morris Township Municipal Parking Lot (Next to Tiff’s Grill and Ale House)
191 Speedwell Ave., Morris Township
Other Locations:

Stop and Shop Supermarket
245 Littleton Road
Morris Plains

ACME Supermarket
609 Millbrook Road
Randolph

During the last operation held on April 30, 2016, 726 pounds of various medications were collected from four sites in Morris County that were staffed by members from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and from participating police departments.  Moreover, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, during the same operation, a total of 1365 pounds were collected from these four sites, as well as from other locations throughout Morris County.

If you are unable to make this date, you can log onto https://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox/ for a list of permanent drop box locations nearest you.

 

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