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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, sheriff’s office and municipal police departments partner to participate in ‘Operation Take Back’ on April 22

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, Hanover Township Chief Michael Loock, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police Mike Koroski, Morris Township Chief of Police Robert Shearer, and Randolph Township Chief of Police Will Harzula announce that on Saturday, April 22, they will be participating in the annual Operation Take Back program.

Operation Take Back is a semi-annual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in which law enforcement agencies at the state, county, and municipal level work collectively to host Operation Take Back across the nation.

The goal of Operation Take Back is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris Plains Borough Police Department, the Morris Township Police Department, and the Randolph Township Police Department in this effort to reduce abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs.  At its conclusion, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morris County Sheriff’s Office will collect the discarded prescription drugs and properly destroy them in a safe and non-hazardous manner.

During this event, satellite collection sites will be established at the following locations in Morris County, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:

  • ACME Supermarket, 690 Millbrook Ave., Randolph, New Jersey 07869
  • Shoprite of Greater Morristown, 178 East Hanover Ave., Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927
  • Stop and Shop Supermarket, 245 Littleton Rd./US 202, Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950
  • Wegmans, 34 Sylvan Way, Hanover Township, New Jersey 07054

If you are unable drop off your medication at one of these locations, you can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest you, which are listed at

Prosecutor Carroll and Sheriff Gannon jointly said, “This program has proven to be an effective method for the appropriate discarding of unused and unwanted medications. We applaud our citizens for their proactive steps in helping to curb the abuse of prescription medications.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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