A prescription drug collection program that got its start in New Jersey last year, will be taking place tomorrow in Lakewood, Police Chief Rob Lawson tells TLS. The program, by the DEA, was to take place on Shabbos only, but an additional day was arranged by the Chief to take place tomorrow to accommodate the needs of the community.
The drug take-back campaign is primarily aimed at preventing teenagers from raiding their parents’ medicine cabinet in search of the number 2 killer, prescription drugs. For most young people, especially first-time drug users, the most common way to find drugs to get high is to search their parents’ bathroom officials say.
During last year’s campaign, officers had collected over 225 lbs of drugs, which was the largest amount of any municipality in Ocean County.
“Properly disposing of these unwanted items is a way of keeping the environment safer”, the Chief said.
Collection sites will be as follows:
At the Hatzolah Heathwood Garage: From 4-6PM
At the Hatzolah Monmouth Garage: From 4-6PM
At the West Gate Shopping Plaza: From 4-6PM
At A Country Place: From 12-3PM
Each location will have a marked police car standing by. TLS.