As part of a state-wide effort the Howell Police Department is taking part in an effort known as Project Medicine Drop in conjunction with State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
The project includes lockable containers that look like mail boxes that are being placed at police and sheriff's departments across the area according to Detective Sgt. Eileen Dodd. "The boxes enable consumers to drop off their unused or excess medications safely and securely, with those law enforcement agencies authorized to take custody of controlled dangerous substances.
Dodd said the boxes are designed to take solid medications, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medication. Syringes and liquids cannot be collected at these locations.
For more information about the project check out this website.