Operation Medicine Cabinet Collects Unwanted Drugs

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY—To help reduce prescription drug abuse in New Jersey, local officials will cooperate with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and the state Attorney General’s office to organize Operation Medicine Cabinet.

On Saturday, Nov. 14, county residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medicines at drop-off locations within their communities.

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  • • Carteret Police Headquarters- Front Lobby, 230 Roosevelt Avenue – 1-732-541-4181
  • Edison Municipal Complex, 100 Municipal Boulevard – 1-732-248-7400
  • Metuchen Borough Hall, 500 Main Street – 1-732-632-8500
  • YMCA / Police Department, 365 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy – 1-732-442-4400
  • Sayreville Police Department, 1000 Main Street – 1-732-525-5420
  • South Amboy Senior Center, 108 South Stevens Avenue – 1-732-721-0111
  • Woodbridge Police Department, 1 Main Street – 1-732-634-7700

Plastic containers will be provided at each of the drop-off stations for expired or unwanted prescription medicines. A deputy or an officer from participating police departments will be working each station as well as coalition volunteers, answering questions and providing information about the program. Prescriptions collected during Operation Medicine Cabinet will be taken to a central location to be incinerated.

Anyone seeking additional information or volunteer opportunities for Operation Medicine Cabinet in Middlesex County should contact Linda Surks at 1-732-254-3344. Additional information on this event can be found online at www.operationmedicinecabinetnj.com.


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