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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office joins 7th annual operation take-back day

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morriscountyprosecutorActing Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs, Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson, Randolph Township Police Chief David Stokoe and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett announce their agencies will be acting in conjunction on Saturday, October 26, joining the 7th 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 will allow 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.

Operation Take-Back will be held in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the following three locations:

Stop and Shop Supermarket

245 Littleton Road

Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950

 

Randolph Township Municipal Building

502 Millbrook Road

Randolph, New Jersey 07869

 

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 Police Department, Randolph Police Department, Stop and Shop Supermarket, Mountain Lakes Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.   This initiative also includes numerous other drop off sites nationwide and also 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 need additional information, contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6268.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Governor Division 9 Kiwanis Club of NJ, and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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