Operation Take Back Scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2023

Published on October 18, 2023

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Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police Michael Koroski, Morris Township Chief of Police Robert Shearer, and Randolph Township Chief of Police Will Harzula announce that on Saturday, October 28, 2023, they will be participating in the annual Operation Take Back program.

Operation Take Back is a semi-annual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in which law enforcement agencies at the state, county, and municipal level work collectively to host Operation Take Back across the nation.

The goal of Operation Take Back is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal.  The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris Plains Borough Police Department, the Morris Township Police Department, and the Randolph Township Police Department in this effort to reduce abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs.  At its conclusion, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morris County Sheriff’s Office will collect the discarded prescription drugs and properly destroy them in a safe and non-hazardous manner.

During this event, satellite collection sites will be established at the following locations in Morris County, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:


ACME Supermarket

690 Millbrook Ave.

Randolph, New Jersey 07869


Shoprite of Greater Morristown

178 East Hanover Ave.

Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927


Stop and Shop Supermarket

245 Littleton Rd./US 202

Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950


If you are unable drop off your medication at one of these locations, you can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest you, which are listed at


Prosecutor Carroll and Sheriff Gannon jointly stated, “Operation Take Back is a program proven to be an effective method of removing unused and unwanted medications from circulation, where it could potentially be misused. We applaud our citizens for their proactive steps in helping to curb the abuse of prescription medications.”

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected].



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