New Drop Box for Unused Prescription Drugs in Lopatcong, NJ
Lopatcong police are attempting to combat the national prescription drug epidemic by providing local residents with an opportunity to safely dispose of any unused prescription pills.
The Lopatcong Police Department is following the example of other police departments in Warren County, including law enforcement agencies in Blairstown, Hackettstown, Mansfield, Phillipsburg, and Washington Township.
Warren County has been plagued by prescription drug abuse and opioid overdoses in recent years, with more and more people becoming addicted to dangerous painkillers.
Now Lopatcong NJ residents will be able to safely get rid of their unused medication at a Project Medicine Drop box located outside the Lopatcong municipal building at 232 South Third Street. The box will be accessible 24 hours a day.
In a statement issued by the Lopatcong Police Department, authorities indicated that the drop box is intended to protect residents by preventing “the abuse of these drugs” and to protect the environment “by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply.”
For more information, go to the NJ.com article, “Warren County Adds Another Drop-Off Spot for Prescription Meds.”