Eustace & Lagana Urge Hasbrouck Heights Residents to Dispose of Unused Prescriptions During "Operation Take Back" Program

Operation Take Back will take place at the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department;Saturday, September 26


(TRENTON) – 38th Legislative District Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana call on Hasbrouck Heights residents to bring any unused prescriptions to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department for proper disposal as part of the “Operation Take Back” program, which discards of controlled substances as a way to prevent them from ending up in the wrong hands.

“We may not give a second thought to the old prescriptions in our medicine cabinets, but if someone in that home is experimenting with drugs, they can be as dangerous as the dealer in the corner,” said Eustace (D-Bergen). “If you have prescriptions you no longer use or need, take advantage of this program and bring them in so that they may be properly discarded.”

“Prescription drug abuse and addiction often starts, for many teenagers, in the family medicine cabinet,” said Lagana (D-Bergen) “Residents are encouraged to participate in Operation Take Back and to safely dispose of their unwanted prescriptions making them less accessible to children in the home.”

The drop-off – sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Association – will be held on Saturday, September 26. Any unused, unwanted or left over prescriptions may be dropped-off between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department with the Public Safety Building, located at 248 Hamilton Avenue.
No needles of any type will be accepted.

Launched in 2010, Operation Take Back allows New Jersey residents to deliver all of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to law enforcement officials who can then dispose of these controlled substances in a safe and non-hazardous manner, preventing these pills from falling into the hands of juveniles or into the illicit market in our communities.