The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 20th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 24.
The program, geared to prevent prescription drug abuse, is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WPD Headquarters, Town Hall, 1 Main Street, Woodbridge.
WPD will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs that are potentially dangerous if left in the family’s medicine cabinet.
Law enforcement investigations have determined that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse and that individuals that abuse prescription drugs often obtained them from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Additionally, vape pens or other e-cigarette cartridges with the batteries removed from the devices will be accept for disposal.
According to the DEA, more than 937,443 pounds – 468.72 tons – of prescription drugs were collected at nearly 6,258 sites operated by 4,969 state and local law enforcement agencies the last time it was hosted in April.
Woodbridge residents should bring unused and expired prescription drugs (if possible in the original prescription container) to the WPD located in the lower lobby, Town Hall, 1 Main St.
For more information, call the WPD at 732-634-7700.