Written by South Brunswick police:
Chief Raymond Hayducka has announced that this Saturday April 26 the South Brunswick Police Department will be participating in the National Take Back Prescription Drug Day.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday residents can come to South Brunswick Police Headquarters located at 540 Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction section of the Township and turn in expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
The South Brunswick Police Department is working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to run the program. It is the eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous unwanted prescription drugs.
Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.
Chief Hayducka said, “We have had a number of days dedicated to turning in your unwanted prescription medications in the past. The past events generated tremendous community response. It takes just seconds to prevent a tragedy by getting rid of these medications”.