Essex County Police Announce Drug Take Back Day

(Photo by Glen Frieson)
Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association has announced plans for Drug Take Back Day to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription and over the counter drug abuse.
Drug Take Back Day will be held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day on Sat.,April 29. Fifteen permanent collection sites and five temporary collection sites have been established at local municipal police departments throughout Essex County.
Displaying some of the prescription drugs collected with the County Executive are (from left) DEA Special Agent in Charge Carl J. Kotowski, Freeholder Patricia Sebold, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVencenzo, Jr., ADAPT Coordinator Joel Torres, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, North Caldwell Police Chief Mark Deuer, who also serves as President of the Essex County Police Chiefs Association, and West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi.

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