Second Operation Take Back of 2023 Yields 159 Pounds of Medications

Published on November 01, 2023

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Hanover Township Police Chief Michael Loock, 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 the second collection day of Operation Take Back 2023 program yielded 159 pounds of surrendered medications.

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, which was weighed and properly disposed of by law enforcement officials.

Residents of Morris County were able to bring unused or expired prescription drugs to three designated locations staffed by county law enforcement - Shoprite of Greater Morristown in Hanover Township, the ACME Supermarket in Randolph, and the Stop and Shop Supermarket in Morris Plains.

The total weight in materials collected from each location are as follows:

  • Shoprite of Greater Morristown: 66 pounds
  • Stop and Shop of Morris Plains: 54 pounds
  • ACME of Randolph: 39 pounds

Total: 159 pounds


Last April, the Operation Take Back collection held in Morris County locations yielded 329 pounds of surrendered medication.

If you were 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, “Year after year, Morris County’s Operation Take Back collections have consistently yielded hundreds of pounds of expired and unused medications. We thank our residents for being active participants in combatting prescription drug misuse, and our law enforcement and commercial partners for making this annual event a great success.”

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

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