The police are encouraging parents to drop off expired or unused prescription medications Saturday at the police department as part of Operation Take Back, a national initiative run by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
Authorities have said that more and more children in Wayne are using prescription drugs. They often find these drugs in their parents’ medicine cabinets. Residents were told of the dangers of prescription medications at a forum held recently.
Only prescription pills will be collected. No liquids, needles and over the counter medications will be accepted. Medications should be placed in a secure plastic bag.
More than 130 pounds of pills were dropped off the last time the operation was held.
Medications can be dropped off in police station lobby between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The police station is located in the municipal complex at 475 Valley Road.
For more information, contact Detective Sgt. Jay Celentano at 973-633-3550.