MONTCLAIR >> To help combat prescription drug abuse, the Police Department, Reach Out and Partners for Innovative Communities have put in a drug drop box at the headquarters.
“The Montclair Police Department is pleased to work in partnership with Reach Out to provide for a safe, convenient, and environmentally safe means of disposing of unwanted prescription drugs,” said Chief of Police Mike deMoet in a press release.
“The program will help to keep drugs out of the hands of children and will reduce the potential for drug abuse. We appreciate the efforts Reach Out has undertaken to enhance public health and safety.”
Prescription medication, prescription patches, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medication, vitamins, sample prescriptions and pet medication are accepted in the drop-off box.
Items that are not allowed are syringes, needles, illegal drugs, liquids, lancets, hazardous or chemical waste, and trash. The box is monitored by cameras.
“Reach Out’s goal is to create safe and healthy communities,” said Omar Gonzalez, director of public policy and prevention with Reach Out in an email. “With collaboration from Partners for Innovative Communities and the Montclair Police Department, we are now able to provide a prescription drug take back box in the City of Montclair. This allows residents to safely and properly dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs from their homes to prevent future instances of intentional or accidental drug abuse.”
For more information, call Police Department at 909-621-4771.