Law enforcement officials at the Jersey shore have unveiled a new program they hope will help bring an end to the opioid epidemic.
On Monday, October 29th, officials with the Sea Isle City Police Department unveiled the community's new Project Medicine Drop Box as part of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Project Medicine Drop initiative.
The drop box, which is located on the first floor of City Hall, gives members of the community a place they can safely and anonymously dispose of prescription medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — with no questions asked.
Officials say this is just another positive step in helping to save more lives from drug addiction.
"Now that we have partnered with the Attorney General's Project Medicine Drop, we have strengthened their efforts to keep dangerous medications out of the wrong hands and in turn are increasing our efforts to battle the current crisis," said Leonardo C. Desiderio, mayor of Sea Isle City.
To learn more about Project Medicine Drop or to find a prescription drop box near you visit njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop.