GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (October 23,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division, will be hosting Operation Take Back on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The lobby at Police Headquarters (313 Monmouth Street) will be open during this time and anyone can deposit their unused medications in the secure drop box located in the lobby.
The goal of this program is to provide citizens with the opportunity to rid their homes of those medications by turning them into law enforcement officials. Those officials will in turn dispose of the medications in a safe, non-hazardous manner, preventing these medications from falling into the hands of our children or drug traffickers.
This program is anonymous; therefore, all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identifications will be made.
Medications being disposed of in its original container should have the prescription label removed if it contains any personal identifying information. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container, ensuring that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. Syringes or any other sharp instruments will not be accepted.