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Hunterdon County Collects Over 1,000 Pounds Of Prescription Drugs

For those who missed the event, there are still permanent prescription pill drop-off boxes located throughout Hunterdon County.

Credit: Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, in collaboration with the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments, New Jersey State Police, and the Safe Communities Coalition, collected 1,041 pounds of prescription drugs on National Take Back Day last month.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée Robeson and Sheriff Frederick Brown announced the results this week of the initiative, which was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while educating the public about the potential for drug abuse.

The April 22 National Drug Take Back Day gave residents a chance to stop by designated collection sites at police departments and public buildings to dispose of their unused and expired medications safely.

According to the DEA, most abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets. The usual methods of disposing of unused medicines, such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For those who missed the event, there are still permanent prescription pill drop-off boxes located throughout Hunterdon County.

These drop-off boxes can be found at the following locations:

  • Delaware Township Police Department, 816 Sergeantsville Rd Stockton, NJ 08559
  • Hunterdon County Administration Building, 71 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Hunterdon County Justice Center, 65 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ 08822 (908) 788-1166, HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Franklin Township Police Department, 202 Sidney Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867, (908) 782-9594
  • Frenchtown Police Department, 27 Second Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825, (908) 996-4820
  • Holland Township Department of Public Safety, 61 Church Road, Milford, NJ 08848, (908) 995-4670, HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Lambertville Police Department, 349 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, (609) 397-3132
  • Lebanon Township Police Department, 530 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner 08826, (908) 638-8516
  • New Jersey State Police – Kingwood Station, 945 State Highway 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825, (908) 996-2864
  • New Jersey State Police – Perryville Station, 90 State Highway 173, West Hampton, NJ 08827, (908) 730-3132
  • Raritan Township Police Department, 2 Municipal Dr., Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Readington Township Police Department, 507 County Rd 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, (908) 534-4031
  • Tewksbury Township Police Department, 167 Old Turnpike Road, Califon, NJ 07830, (908) 439-2503, HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • West Amwell Township Police Department, 150 Rocktown Lambertville Road, Lambertville

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