The Maple Shade Police Department Installs New “Project Medicine Drop” Box to Help Residents Dispose of Unused Medications, Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse.
The Maple Shade Police Department today announced that is has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box at police headquarters.
Today’s announcement makes it easier and more convenient than ever for Maple Shade Township 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 Maple Shade Township. It will encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential for abuse presented by otherwise beneficial medications,” Maple Shade Township Police Chief Gary C. Gubbei said.
The department’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is located at 200 Stiles Avenue (Police Department Lobby). Residents may visit the Maple Shade 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.
We, also have a Mobile Drop Box that can be used at local community events, including such as senior centers, pharmacies and other events. The Mobile Drop Box must be accompanied by sworn law enforcement officers when it is used in a public setting.
We also ask that you remove all personal information from the medicine container(s) you are depositing into the box.
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.
Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs