October 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM
On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the New Providence Police Department will once again host “Operation Take Back” Prescription Drug Turn in at New Providence Police Department, 360 Elkwood Ave. This is a great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets and safely and properly dispose of outdated and unwanted medicines.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. It is also proven that abusers of prescription medicine, especially opiate pain killers, in many cases end up getting addicted to harder and cheaper drugs. This is clearly demonstrated by the significant uptick in Heroin related incidents in our community, county and state.
All medicine turned in on this day will be turned over to the DEA for destruction. Medicine will only be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, with no exceptions.