TRENTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Following this past Saturday's Prescription Drug Takeback Day, Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler reported that nearly 20pounds of unused, expired, and old medications were disposed. During the four-hour event, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office collected a wide-range of prescription drugs ranging from everyday blood pressure and heart medications to cholesterol pills to dangerous opioid painkillers.
The County program was expanded to accept vape products as well. After the event, the medications were incinerated in an environmentally conscious and safe way at a regional DEA facility.
The Robbinsville Police Department (RPD) also participated in the Take Back Day. They reportedly disposed of 328 lbs of prescription and non prescriptions drugs.
The RPD encouraged residents to use Project Medicine Drop box to dispose of their unwanted prescription and non-prescription medications. The box is located in the lobby of police headquarters, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Mercer County Prescription Drug Take-Back Program provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs. The drop-off program, held each spring and fall is conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Mercer County administration, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement
There also is a drug disposal box located at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office inside the County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street. During the pandemic, residents should call the Sheriff’s Programs Unit at (609) 278-7159 for drop-off instructions.
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