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POLICE “PROJECT MEDICINE DROP BOX"

PRESS RELEASE

           

MONROE TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT INSTALLS NEW

“PROJECT MEDICINE DROP” BOX

TO HELP RESIDENTS DISPOSE OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS

 

Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey - Monroe Township announced it has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” Initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box in Monroe Township Police Department’s Lobby area.

 

This announcement makes it easier and more convenient for Monroe Township residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse that is often fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers.

 

“Project Medicine Drop is part of our commitment to continue improvement of the quality of life and public safety in Monroe Township. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are susceptible to misuse and abuse.  The Medicine Drop box will give our residents the opportunity to help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medication in a safe and healthy manner,” said Monroe Township’s Police Chief Michael Lloyd.

 

The Police Department’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is located at police headquarters, 3 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831. Residents may visit the Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year to dispose of their unused or expired medications.

 

Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General’s effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers.

 

Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug drop boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices, and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.

 

Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked.  Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

 

By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs.  This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply.  More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.

 

 

 

 

 

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