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Lower Township Police to Particpate in Medicine Disposal Day Saturday

 

By Jack Fichter

ERMA – Lower Township police will participate in Operation Medicine Cabinet New Jersey as a local collection site for disposal of medicines.
The event will take place at Lower Township Police Headquarters, 405 Breakwater Rd. at the County Airport between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday Nov. 14. The initiative, open to all residents, was organized to encourage residents to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine.
The collection site will be in the lobby of the police department.
“With the high potential of abuse of these prescription drugs, the need to dispose of them properly is quite evident and this program will help reduce the amount of drugs on the street,” said Lower Township Police Chief Edward P. Donohue.
According to a 2007 study by the National Study of Drug Use and Health, 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that more than 9 million persons use prescription medication for non-medical uses.
The event will he held statewide with 250 police departments participating.
Those seeking information on the abuse of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs and local collection information should visit www.operationmedicinecabinetnj.com

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