The Maple Shade 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 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 Police Chief Gary C. Gubbei said.
The Department’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Maple Shade Police Department, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, New Jersey. 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. If after regular business hours, utilize the blue call box to have an officer respond to assist with your drop off.
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 secure “prescription drug drop boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices, and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess or expired prescription medications.
Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs. This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply. More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.