Posted Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Prosecutor Partners with Morris Sheriff and Municipal Police

Operation Take Back, a semi-annual event that encouraged residents to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal, will be held throughout Morris County on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Sheriff James M. Gannon, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Hanover Township Police Chief Mark Roddy, Morris Plains Chief Jason Kohn, Morris Township Chief Mark DiCarlo, and Randolph Chief David Stokoe are working together to encourage residents to empty their medicine cabinets of old drugs that could eventually get into the wrong hands.Morris Prosecutor: Operation Take Back for Old or Unused Prescription Drugs Set for Oct. 26

The goal of Operation Take Back, which is coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is to reduce abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs.

“The goal of Operation Take Back is to ensure that unused medications are not abused and are removed from our medicine cabinets and other locations” said Prosecutor Knapp. “We hope that our residents will continue to support this important program by participating on October 26th.”

After they are collected, the Prosecutor’s Office and Sheriff’s Office will collect the discarded prescription drugs and properly destroy them in a safe and non-hazardous manner.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, collection sites will be established at the many locations in Morris County, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including:

  • Shoprite of Greater Morristown, 178 East Hanover Ave, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927
  • Stop and Shop Supermarket, 245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950
  • ACME Supermarket, 690 Millbrook Road, Randolph, New Jersey 07869

To find out if your town is participating in Operation Take-Back, visit www.dea.gov or contact your local Police Department.

If you are unable drop off your medication at one of these locations, you can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest you, which are listed at http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox

COLLECTION SITES
If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, sites are added every day.
HANOVER TOWNSHIP POLICE
SHOPRITE OF GREATER MORRISTOWN GROCERY STORE
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MORRIS PLAINS PD./MORRIS CO. PROSECUTOR OFFICE
MORRIS PLAINS STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKET
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RANDOLPH POLICE DEPARTMENT
RANDOLPH ACME SUPERMARKET
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PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS PD
PARSIPPANY POLICE DEPARTMENT
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MENDHAM TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
MENDHAM TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
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BOONTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
WALMART
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CHATHAM TOWNSHIP
CVS PHARMACY
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HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
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ROCKAWAY BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
ROCKAWAY BOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTER
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PICATINNY ARSENAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
PICATINNY ARSENAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
9737246666
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CHATHAM BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
CVS PHARMACY
973-701-6806
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MORRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WALMART, FLANDERS
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JEFFERSON TWP. POLICE DEPARTMENT
JEFFERSON TWP. MUNICIPAL BUILDING
973-697-1300
HOPATCONG BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
HOPATCONG POLICE DEPARTMENT
973-398-5000
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POMPTON LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT
POMPTON LAKES POLICE DWPARTMENT
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FAR HILLS PD
FAR HILLS PD
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If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, new sites are added every day.