In 2013, the Lacey Township Police Department announced the installation of the “Project Medicine Drop” box in the lobby of police headquarters. To date, we have collected over 4,166 pounds of medication to be destroyed (932 pounds in 2017). This news release serves as a reminder to our residents that they have a method to properly dispose of unwanted medication in a safe and legal manner. Lacey Township residents may bring their unwanted medication to the lobby of police headquarters and simply drop the medication into the clearly marked drop box without any other steps necessary. No syringes or liquids may be dropped, as they are NOT permitted at this time. The drop box is for medication only.
Although residents may be most comfortable emptying their pills (while in the lobby) into a single, unmarked plastic bag before dropping them into the receptacle, the program allows for the resident to drop the pills in their original container and/or box. Additionally, this program is anonymous and no record will be made of individual identities related to the discarded medication. Residents simply need to enter police headquarters, drop the medications in the drop box, and leave without checking in with anyone.
The drop box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The drop box has a very limited capacity. Residents who have large amounts of medication to discard are asked to contact Detective Lieutenant Christopher Cornelius at 609-693-6636, during regular business hours, Monday thru Thursday, and make arrangements for a coordinated drop off. Thank you.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella