Morris County officials announce that on Saturday, April 30, they will be participating in the annual Operation Take Back program.
According to officials, Operation Take Back is a semi-annual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in which law enforcement agencies at the state, county, and municipal level work collectively to host Operation Take Back across the nation.
The goal of Operation Take Back is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris Plains Borough Police Department, the Morris Township Police Department, and the Randolph Township Police Department in this effort to reduce abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs.
According to officials, at its conclusion, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morris County Sheriff’s Office will collect the discarded prescription drugs and properly destroy them in a safe and non-hazardous manner.
During this event, satellite collection sites will be established at the following locations in Morris County, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:
- ACME Supermarket 690 Millbrook Avenue Randolph, New Jersey 07869
- Shoprite of Greater Morristown 178 East Hanover Avenue Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927
- Stop and Shop Supermarket 245 Littleton Road/US 202 Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950
If you are unable to drop off your medication at one of these locations, you can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest you, which are listed at http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox
“This operation has proven to be extraordinarily successful in helping to prevent the misuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs," Prosecutor Carroll and Sheriff Gannon jointly stated.
"The partnership of the Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Offices, in coordination with our municipal police departments and local governments, have proven to be an effective team to lead this most worthy effort.”