Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs, Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson, Randolph Township Police Chief David Stokoe and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett announce their agencies will be acting in conjunction on Saturday, Oct. 26, joining the seventh annual Operation Take-Back Day program.
Operation Take-Back is a national initiative that encourages individuals to turn in unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal. The medication collection will allow citizens to give their unused medications to law enforcement officials without releasing personal information. After the event, law enforcement officials will dispose of the medications collected in an environmentally safe manner.
Operation Take-Back will be held in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Oct. 26, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following three locations:
Stop and Shop Supermarket
245 Littleton Road
Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950
Randolph Township Municipal Building
502 Millbrook Road
Randolph, New Jersey 07869
Mountain Lakes Fire Department
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
In addition to helping individuals dispose of unused prescription drugs, Operation Take-Back promotes awareness of juvenile prescription drug prevention efforts.
Operation Take Back is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Prevention Network, New Jersey Chiefs’ of Police Association, Morris Plains Police Department, Randolph Police Department, Stop and Shop Supermarket, Mountain Lakes Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. This initiative also includes numerous other drop off sites nationwide and also throughout Morris County. To find out if your town is participating in Operation Take-Back, visit www.dea.gov or contact your local Police Department.
If you need additional information, contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973)285-6268.