HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Both Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Police Departments along with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and DEA will participate in “Operation Take Back New Jersey” this Saturday, in an effort to help residents properly dispose of old or unwanted medicines.

It will be held at the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department and Wood-Ridge Police Department on Saturday, April 27, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

“Operation Take Back New Jersey” is a program to provide the citizens with a safe and legal method to dispose of their unwanted, unused, and expired medications.   This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications.  Syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted.

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If an individual wishes to surrender obvious, non-pharmaceutical, illicit drugs, they may do so at that time. 

Each year a growing number of teenagers quietly turn to a seemingly unlikely source to score drugs—their parents and family members’ medicine cabinets.

The goal of the program is to allow the citizens of NJ to deliver all of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to law enforcement officials who can in turn dispose of these controlled substances in a safe and non-hazardous manner, preventing these pills from falling into the hands of juveniles or into the illicit market in our communities.


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