Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Joins Bi-Annual Operation Take-Back Day

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs, Morris Plains Borough Police Chief Jason A. Kohn, Morris Township Police Chief John McGuinness, Morristown Bureau of Police Chief Peter Demnitz, Mountain Lakes Borough Police Chief Shawn Bennett and Randolph Township Police Chief David Stokoe announce that on Saturday, April 30, 2016, they will be hosting locations for the 11th annual Operation Take-Back Day Program.

Operation Take-Back is a national initiative that encourages individuals to turn in unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal.  The medication collection allows citizens to give their unused medications to law enforcement officials without releasing personal information.  After the event, law enforcement officials will dispose of the medications collected in an environmentally safe manner.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Operation Take-Back will be held in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the following four (4) locations:

 

Stop and Shop Supermarket

245 Littleton Road

Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950

 

ACME Supermarket

609 Millbrook Road

Randolph, New Jersey 07869

 

Morristown High School

50 Early Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

 

Mountain Lakes Fire Department

400 Boulevard

Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

 

In addition to helping individuals dispose of unused prescription drugs, Operation Take-Back promotes awareness of juvenile prescription drug prevention efforts.

Operation Take-Back is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Prevention Network, New Jersey Chiefs’ of Police Association, Morris Plains Borough Police Department, Morris Township Police Department, Morristown Bureau of Police Department, Mountain Lakes Borough Police Department, Randolph Township Police Department, ACME Supermarket, Stop and Shop Supermarket, Morristown High School and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.   This initiative also includes numerous other drop off sites nationwide and throughout Morris County.  To find out if your town is participating in Operation Take-Back, visit www.dea.gov or contact your local Police Department.

If you are unable to make this date, you can log onto http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox/ for a list of permanent drop box locations nearest you.

Any inquiries regarding Operation Take-Back can be directed to Captain Jane Recktenwald at 973-285-6221 or [email protected].