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Passaic County Sheriff's Office Establishes Mobile Drop Box for Prescription Meds

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The office of Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik announced that the Sheriff’s Office, Community Policing Unit, is establishing a mobile medicine drop box to collect unused prescription medication.  According to the sheriff’s office, last year 403 pounds of unused prescription medication was collected, part of an effort to prevent misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.

“The Sheriff's Office, Community Policing Unit has been working toward increasing awareness regarding opioid abuse, with public forums focused toward students and parents,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.  “The Sheriff's Office administers prescription disposal drop boxes throughout Passaic County, and a mobile drop box. The prescription drop box program has gotten a significant amount of unneeded prescription drugs out of medicine boxes of many Passaic County residents.”

The mobile drop box for southern Passaic County will be available on Friday, May 4, and Monday, May 7, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The drop box will be at the Passaic County Department of Senior Services, 930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200, in Totowa.  A northern Passaic County drop box will be set up on Friday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Camp Hope, 1792 Union Valley Road, in West Milford.

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