The Elmwood Park Police Department has joined the New Jersey Attorney General's "Project Medicine Drop" initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box at police headquarters.
This initiative makes it easier and more convenient than ever for Elmwood Park residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers.
"Project Medicine Drop is a natural addition to our commitment to help improve the public safety and quality of life in Elmwood Park. It will encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential for abuse presented by otherwise beneficial medications," Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said.
The department's new Project Medicine Drop Box is located at 182 Market St. Residents may visit the Elmwood Park Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused or excess medications.
Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General's effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers.