Essex County, NJ - On Thursday, April 13th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (third from left) and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), the Essex County Police Chief's Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter drug abuse.

Drug Take Back Day will be held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29th at 15 permanent collection sites and five temporary collection sites at local municipal police departments throughout Essex County.

Displaying some of the prescription drugs collected with the County Executive are (from left) DEA Special Agent in Charge Carl J. Kotowski, Freeholder Patricia Sebold, ADAPT Coordinator Joel Torres, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, North Caldwell Police Chief Mark Deuer, who also serves as President of the Essex County Police Chiefs Association, and West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. (Photo by Glen Frieson)