Got a medicine closet full of un-used pills or expired prescriptions? (FTPD) can help.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, the FTPD along with over 40 other Monmouth County law enforcement agencies will collect unwanted medication as part of the National Take Back Initiative.
The purpose of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program is to clean your home out of unused, unneeded, and expired medications and bring them to local law enforcement officials who will dispose of the medications in a safe and non-hazardous manner. The DEA wants to assure that these medications do not get into the hands of juveniles or the wrong people.
“This effort will reduce the prescription drugs that are readily available to our children,” said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Prescription medicines are considered gateway drugs to other serious and dangerous street drugs. This weekend we can get our unwanted, unused and expired medicines out of our homes.”
According to a release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Operation Take Back New Jersey collected 9,381 pounds of medication in the state last October.
There are three drop-off locations right in Freehold alone. The drop-off locations include the lobby of the ; the carousel entrance at the ; and the main building at .
The will also host a collection site.
Golden said the program is anonymous and no questions will be asked of participants.
Click here for more information about this initiative.