MORRISTOWN, NJ - Area residents turned in a total of 316 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted medications during National Prescription Take Back Day, announced the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
Residents were able to turn over unused, unwanted to expired medications on October 26 at three locations: ShopRite of Greater Morristown, Acme in Randolph and Stop and Shop in Morris Plains. According to the Prosecutor's Office, 85 pounds of drugs were collected at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 125 pounds from Acme in Randolph and 106 pounds from the Stop and Shop in Morris Plains.
“Operation Take Back in Morris County has consistently yielded impressive result", said Morris County Prosecutor Knapp. "Once again, our community has embraced this important initiative in our continued fight against drug misuse and abuse. We would like to thank our law enforcement partners and all three commercial locations for working with our office to ensure a very productive day”.
All drugs collected at the sites were weighed and properly destroyed by law enforcement officials. Operation Take Back is a bi-annual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Law enforcement agencies on the state, county, and municipal levels work together to host Operation Take Back across the nation, said officials.