(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced today that the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in “Operation Take Back New Jersey” in conjunction with the (DEA) New Jersey. This mission is to provide a safe and legal method for the citizens of Gloucester County to dispose of their unwanted, unused and expired medicines.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10 am to 2 pm at the County Store in the Deptford Mall. Sheriff’s Officers will be present.
The public wishing to dispose of medications should note the following guidelines:
This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made. Individuals will deposit medications freely and independently.
Individuals may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, the individual will be encouraged to remove the prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information.
Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
Syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted.
Any further questions should be directed to Undersheriff Andre Bay at 856-384-4631.