2018 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a Huge Success in Morris County

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office participated in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in partnership with local police departments. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations John Speirs, Morris Plains Borough Police Chief Jason A. Kohn, Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo, Hanover Township Police Chief Mark Roddy, and Randolph Township Police Chief David Stokoe all supported this initiative and ensured that it ran smoothly.

2018 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a Huge Success in Morris County

Members of the Morris County community were encouraged to drop off unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines at three separate locations throughout the day. These locations were the Stop and Shop Supermarket in Morris Plains, the Shoprite of Greater Morristown in East Hanover, and the ACME Supermarket in Randolph. All of the drugs returned at these sites will be destroyed by law enforcement officials in an environmentally safe manner.

The total weight in drugs collected from each location are as follows:

  • Shoprite of Greater Morristown: 121 pounds
  • ACME Supermarket: 158 pounds
  • Stop and Shop Supermarket: 169 pounds
  • Total: 448 pounds

2018 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a Huge Success in Morris County

This national event plays an important role in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s efforts in combatting the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic, as well as the goal to continue making Morris County as safe as possible. It allows the community to dispose of these drugs in a stress-free manner, while raising awareness about the dangers of abusing medications.

2018 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a Huge Success in Morris County

The Morris County Prosecutor’s thanks all of the participating parties and looks forward to the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

2018 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a Huge Success in Morris County

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected]us or 973-829-8159.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in “Denim Day”

Morris CARES in their partnership with Atlantic Health System hosted an event at the Morristown Medical Center to commemorate “Denim Day”. “Denim Day” is an international campaign which aims to protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. This program was attended by members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and other community partners such as Deirdre’s House and Jersey Battered Women’s Service. Representatives from CARES explained the services they provide to victims of sexual assault including their Sexual Assault Program Hotline at 973-829-0587, and their Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Alexis Rachel, the SART Coordinator at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office also spoke at length of what the MCPO does to work with victims of sexual assault. This “Denim Day” program was inspiring, as several victims of sexual violence shared their stories and the impact that these various organizations have had on their lives.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in “Denim Day”
From left to right: SART Coordinator Alexis Rachel, Victim Witness Advocate Michelle Leone, and Victim Witness Supervisor Amanda Holloway

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in “Denim Day”

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in “Denim Day”

 

 

Morris County Courthouse Hosts “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day”

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office participated in the Morris County Courthouse’s annual “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day” on Thursday, April 26. Multiple engaging activities were provided for the participating children by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Judiciary. These included a mock trial with Judge David H. Ironson, a K-9 Unit demonstration from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and a Bullying & Safety presentation given by Sergeant Mark Castellano of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Sergeant Castellano covered what constitutes being a bully, examples of the proper way to deal with a bully, and who the trusted adults are that children should feel comfortable talking to. It was a great day for the children to learn about how the criminal justice system works, while having fun doing so.

Morris County Courthouse Hosts “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day”