Sheriff’s office hosts expired prescription and vape pen drop-off this Saturday

Mercer County residents have the opportunity to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs as well as vape pens and other e-cigarette devices (after batteries are removed) during “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

“The fall season is a good time to gather up any unused or expired prescriptions from your medicine cabinet, especially opioid painkillers,” said Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler. “Addiction or accidental misuse can too easily happen right from your own medicine cabinet”

“National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible method for disposing of unneeded and expired prescription pills. The program, held each spring and fall, is conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Residents may bring unused or expired prescription pills and e-cigarettes with batteries removed to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10am. and 2pm on Saturday. Syringes, sharp instruments, and liquid solutions will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 609-989-6111.

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