NBPD Installs New “Project Medicine Drop” Box To Help Residents Dispose of Unused Medications and Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Lt. Raymond Trigg of the NBPD stands next to the department's new Project Medicine Drop box, located in the lobby of police headquarters, 25 Kirkpatrick Street.

Lt. Raymond Trigg of the NBPD stands next to the department’s new Project Medicine Drop box, located in the lobby of police headquarters, 25 Kirkpatrick Street.

The New Brunswick Police Department is pleased to announce its participation in Project Medicine Drop, an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General’s effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers.

Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug drop boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices, and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.

Members of the public are invited to visit 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.

The New Brunswick Police Department has conveniently located a drop box inside the main entrance of police headquarters located at 25 Kirkpatrick Street.

“The New Brunswick Police Department had dedicated its resources to bring about positive progress in our State’s fight against substance abuse,” said Police Director Anthony A. Caputo. “This initiative is an important component of New Jersey’s effort to halt the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.”

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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