Drug addiction and opioid abuse have been declared a public health emergency and statistics show the numbers of New Jersey addiction deaths keep increasing. In an effort to combat this epidemic, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor and Sheriff Offices, in cooperation with Prevention Resources, recently properly disposed of 1,400 pounds of prescription medications, a six month supply, voluntarily surrendered by residents.
Freeholder Suzanne Lagay said, “Drug drop-off boxes are a safe and secure method for cleaning out medicine cabinets. We are grateful to Prevention Resources for their assistance in the disposal of potentially life-threatening prescription medications and understand this program is crucial to keeping our residents safe. As a Freeholder Board, we support all efforts to reduce drug usage and opioid addiction.”