Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced the joint efforts of Ocean County Law Enforcement and residents continue to bring great success in disposing of unused prescription medications. 

OCPO Det. John Argento helping with the pill burning (Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

On December 14th the OCPO supervised the safe disposal of 4,520 pounds of unused prescription meds, setting a new record. the program began in summer of 2014 and since then, 31, 360 pounds of various medicines have been destroyed.

OCPO Det. John Argento helping with the pill burning (Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

The last pill burn was August 3, 2017 where 4,460 pounds were safely disposed.

Project Medicine Drop is the countywide initiative to make disposal of unused medications an easy convenient priority for Ocean County residents. Just under half of the municipalities have medicine drop off boxes at the police station.

For more information visit www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop or www.oceancountyprosecutor.org.