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Allendale Police Department
Wednesday November 11th, 2009 :: 06:22 a.m. EST

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Operation Medicine Cabinet to collect unused, unwanted and expired medicine on Nov. 14 between 10 and 2 @ Boro Hall

OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET

Chief Robert L. Herndon and the Allendale Police Department have announced their participation in a program developed by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) referred to as “Operation Medicine Cabinet” which will take place on November 14, 2009, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

This brand new initiative, which is being led by Special Agent Gerard P. McAleer of the DEA (New Jersey Office), was designed to allow all individuals to dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medications in a safe and efficient manner. The disposal of these medicines helps to reduce the potential of these drugs getting into the hands of others for whom they were not intended. It has been estimated that approximately 70% of those who abuse prescription drugs obtain them from friends and/or relatives.

This statewide program is the first of its kind and has had an overwhelming response with over 250 law enforcement agencies participating.

On Saturday, November 14, 2009, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., a collection site will be established in the front lobby of the Allendale Borough Hall where residents may confidentially dispose of their unwanted prescriptions in a safe and secure manner. The DEA and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will then collect these medicines and dispose of them in accordance with federal law.

The DEA has indicated that any medications that involve needles or “sharps” should not be brought to these collection sites and be disposed of through other methods.

Questions regarding this campaign may be directed to Allendale Police Department at 201-825-1900.

Address/Location
Allendale Police Department
290 Franklin Turnpike
Allendale, NJ 07401

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-825-1900

George Scherb
gscherb@allendalepd.org
201-825-1900

500 W Crescent Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401

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