KPD collecting unwanted, expired meds later this month

The Kearny PD’s Community Oriented Policing Unit will collected expired and unwanted medications in a special takeback day Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at police headquarters, 237 Laurel Ave. Members of the unit will be present to accept the items which will then be turned over to the DEA. Only legally prescribed medications may be handed in. Unfortunately, the police cannot accept any kind of syringes. The event is no-questions-asked.

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