TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler is holding his office's annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to help get rid of expired, unused, and easily abused opioid painkillers and prescription medications sitting in medicine cabinets. 

The disposal event, will take place on Saturday, October 24 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will also be an opportunity for residents to rid their homes of vape pens and other e-cigarette devices. Syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications, or solutions cannot be accepted, and batteries must be removed from alll devices. Participants in the drop-off are asked to follow social distancing rules. 

Mercer County residents can bring their medications to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton.

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“The fall season is a good time to gather any unused or expired prescriptions from your medicine cabinet, especially dangerous opioid painkillers,” said Kemler. “Addiction or accidental use can too easily begin right from your own medicine cabinet."

The program is conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Programs Section at (609) 278-7159.

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