Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announces the opportunity to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
The goal is to help local residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unused and easily abused opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unneeded prescription medications.
Mercer County residents can easily drop off unused and expired prescription pills, by bringing them to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
The disposal event will also collect vape pens and other e-cigarette devices, however ONLY after all batteries have been removed prior by the individual. Syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications, or solutions cannot be accepted. Participants in the drop-off are asked to follow social distancing rules.
“The fall season is a good time to gather up any unused or expired prescriptions from your medicine cabinet, especially dangerous opioid painkillers,” said Sheriff Kemler. “Addiction or accidental use can too easily begin right from your own medicine cabinet,” added Kemler.
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 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.
For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Programs Section at 609-278-7159.
Robbinsvile Township officials released to it’s Facebook Page Tuesday night that they have a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 identified inside of a Robbinsvile office.￼
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (March 10, 2020) – According to state health officials and the West Windsor Township Health Department, a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been identified inside a professional office in Robbinsville Township.
The presumptive positive case was identified by the State earlier today as a 62 year old male. The individual resides in Burlington County and works in the office, which has been closed and is being thoroughly cleaned.
Cases are deemed presumptive until test results are confirmed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The West Windsor Township Health Department, which oversees Robbinsville, yesterday began notifying persons who have been in contact with this individual as to what precautions should be taken. The local health department, in conjunction with state officials and Public Safety Director and Mayor Dave Fried, will provide further details as they become available.
“We have been preparing for this eventuality for several weeks,” Mayor Fried said. “Earlier today we suspended activities at the Senior Center until further notice, have ordered sanitary supplies and have educated our entire staff on proper, health-oriented procedures.
“Even with a presumptive positive case locally, there is no reason to panic. Continue to practice good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly several times a day, cover your mouth when you cough and do not touch your face. If you experience a sudden fever, contact your doctor immediately. We will continue to work with all of our partners in order to prepare for any possible spread.”
Robbinsvile Township Police department posted a urgent message to it’s Facebook page Monday afternoon.
“There have been social media posts regarding individuals going door to door claiming to be from the CDC. The CDC is not deploying teams of people to go door to door to conduct surveillance. People should be warned to not let them in their homes or to speak with them. They are imposters. Contact local law enforcement if this activity is reported in your municipality.”