MORRIS COUNTY, N.J.- Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief ofInvestigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr., Morris Township Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo, Randolph Township Chief of Police David Stokoe, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn, and Hanover Township Chief of Police Mark D. Roddy announce that on Saturday, October 27, 2018, they will be participating in the second leg of the 2018 National Prescription Drug Take- Back Day Program.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a bi-annual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is hosted by local law enforcement. This year the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is partnering with the Morris Township Police Department, the Randolph Township Police Department, the Hanover Township Police Department, and the Morris Plains Borough Police Department. The initiative encourages the public to turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal.

This National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the following three locations in Morris County:

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Shoprite of Greater Morristown 178 East Hanover Ave
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927

ACME Supermarket
690 Millbrook Road Randolph, New Jersey 07869

Stop and Shop Supermarket
245 Littleton Road
Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950

If you are unable drop off your medication this Saturday you can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest you, which are listed at the following websites:

http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox/ or https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/community/drug/ .

The first National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day of 2018 was held on April 28, 2018 and was an enormous success. Over 440 pounds of prescription drugs were turned over at these three locations including, 121 pounds at the Shoprite of Greater Morristown, 158 pounds at the ACME Supermarket, and 169 pounds at the Stop and Shop Supermarket.