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The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office will once again join the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in support of the Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The event is an effort to rid homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.
There will be a drop-off site located in front of the Ocean County Justice Complex, located at 120 Hooper Ave., in Toms River, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2023. It is an opportunity to dispose of tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription medications. Vaping devices will be accepted provided that the lithium batteries have been removed. Liquids, syringes and illegal drugs will not be accepted.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been held bi-annually since 2010. Since its inception, the Drug Enforcement Administration and its law enforcement partners have collected 15.2 million pounds of medication. On October 9, 2022, the public turned in 647,163 pounds of medication to the Drug Enforcement Administration and its 4,340 community partners, at 4,902 collection sites nationwide.
Take Back Day is an effective tool for reducing the availability of unused medication and prescription drugs. Please feel free to stop by and turn these items over to law enforcement.
Several WALMART locations will also participate in the campaign from 10am-2pm on April 22. Please call the store nearest you for details.