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Project Medicine Drop Box Installed at NW Police Department

Unused or outdated prescription drugs can be dropped in the box at North Wildwood Police Department

By Press Release

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood announced Feb. 11 that it had joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and installed a Project Medicine Drop Box at Police Headquarters.  
According to a release, the box makes it easier and more convenient for North Wildwood residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which is often is fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers.
“Project Medicine Drop is a natural addition to our commitment to help improve the public safety and quality of life in North Wildwood.  It will encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential for abuse presented by otherwise beneficial medications,” North Wildwood Police Chief Matthew Gallagher stated.  
The department’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is located in the lobby of Police Headquarters, 901 Atlantic Ave.  Residents may visit the North Wildwood Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused or excess medications.  
Project Medicine Drop is a component of the New Jersey Attorney General’s efforts to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers.  
Through this initiative, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug drop boxes” at State Police barracks, sheriff’s offices, and police departments throughout the state, including two military installations and several college campuses, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.
Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked.  Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  
By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs.  
This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply.  
More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop  

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