On October 29, 2011, The Fanwood Police Department will be participating in Operation Take Back. This statewide event is for all NJ residents to properly dispose of unused prescriptions. 

The event will take place at the Fanwood Police Department between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011. This initiative, open to all residents, was organized to encourage local community residents to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine.

This statewide effort, with the majority of New Jersey police departments participating, is being spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New Jersey Division, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the NY/NJ HIDTA, and the New Jersey National Guard. Fanwood residents looking for information on the program and local collection sites should contact the Fanwood Police Department 908-322-5000

Last year, the operation collected more than 14,000 pounds of medicine.

“This year, we are very excited about the continued support brought on by Operation Take Back New Jersey, and we hope all citizens will take time to eliminate any and all medicines that are not suitable for proper medical use,” states a release from town police. “The more public attention we bring to this issue, the more we trust that people will become educated on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.”