NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department in conjunction with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold a prescription drug collection 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
Part of the nationwide Operation Take Back, police officers will be stationed in the lobby of the North Wildwood Police Department where citizens can properly dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired medications.
The goal of the program is to provide citizens with the opportunity to rid their homes of those medications by turning them into law enforcement officials. Officials will dispose of the medications in a safe, non-hazardous manner, preventing the pills from falling into the hands of children or drug traffickers, according to a press release.
The program is anonymous, police said. All efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identifications will be made.
Medications being disposed of in their original container should have the prescription label removed if it contains any personal identifying information. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container, ensuring that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. Syringes or any other sharp instruments will not be accepted.