Safely Discarding Unused Prescription and Over the Counter Medication Can Help Prevent Drug Abuse

EAST ORANGE, NJ – On Monday, April 16th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health will join with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter drug abuse. Drug Take Back Day will be held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th at 16 permanent collection sites and four temporary collection sites at local municipal police departments throughout Essex County.

Date:               Monday, April 16, 2018

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Time:              12 Noon (promptly)

Place:             East Orange Police Department 15 South Munn Avenue East Orange, NJ

It will be held RAIN or SHINE.

Invited to join the County Executive are members of ADAPT, local law enforcement representatives and local elected officials.