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Harvey Cedars Police Department
Thursday April 26th, 2018 :: 09:14 a.m. EDT
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Harvey Cedars Police Department & The DEA taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 28 at the HC Borough Hall.

Harvey Cedars, NJ – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Harvey Cedars Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Harvey Cedars Borough Hall, 7606 Long Beach Blvd. Harvey Cedars, NJ. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. ***Please don’t forget that we have a PERMANENT collection site here for anyone to use 24/7 365 days a year!***

Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
 

Address/Location
Harvey Cedars Police Department
7606 Long Beach Boulevard
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-494-6509

Chris Oldham
Detective
coldham@hcpolice.org
609-494-6509

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7606 Long Beach Blvd
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

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