With new drop-off locations at the Cherry Hill Police Department, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Lower Township Police Department, and Toms River Police Department, New Jersey has expanded its “Project Medicine Drop” program.
Launched in November, the Division of Consumer Affairs program allows residents to deposit unwanted or expired prescription medications in secure boxes at police departments.
State Attorney General Jeffery Chiesa said the state is fighting the problem of prescription pain killer abuse with “targeted investigations and enhanced tools to detect pill mills and doctor shopping.
“By expanding Project Medicine Drop, we are inviting New Jerseyans to join us in this fight,” he said while announcing the expansion. The state plans to have at least one drop box in every county by the end of the year.
The boxes will be available to the public at all time and help police departments dispose of the medications safely.