LPD drug takeback day set for April 30

The Lyndhurst Police Department will participate in Operation Take Back New Jersey, Saturday, April 30. The campaign, coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, gives Lyndhurst residents an opportunity to dispose of unused, expired and unwanted prescription medications that day at LPD Headquarters, 367 Valley Brook Ave., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The program is anonymous and designed to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made. Individuals will be able to deposit medication freely and independently.

Law enforcement officials will not count, inventory or log medications. Law-enforcement personnel will not handle any medications.

The individual may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, the individual is encouraged to remove the prescription label if it contains any personal-identifying information.

Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in original containers. The depositor should ensure the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

Syringes may not be deposited.

For more information, call Sgt. Geoff Rejent at (201) 939-2900, ext. 2606, or visit, www.deatakeback.com.

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