Ocean County Prosecutors have released the numbers from the latest Project Medicine Drop.

There were nearly 4,000 pounds of unused prescription medicines safely disposed and burned off on Friday September 28.

Since the program started in 2014, 38,780 pounds of various medicines have been destroyed between October 3, 2014 and September 28, 2018.

Project Medicine Drop is the countywide initiative started by Prosecutor Joe Coronato to make disposing of unused medications more convenient for Ocean County residents.

"With just under half of the municipalities in Ocean County having easily accessible medication drop boxes at police department entrances, there is no excuse not to clean out and drop off these potentially dangerous meds," the OCPO said in a statement.

Here is the list of burn dates and totals:

  • October 3, 2014 2220 lbs.
  • March 27, 2015 2880 lbs.
  • July 17, 2015 2520 lbs.
  • October 29, 2015 2300 lbs.
  • December 2, 2015 1040 lbs.
  • April 13, 2016 2380 lbs.
  • July 20, 2016 2960 lbs.
  • October 26, 2016 2800 lbs
  • March 1, 2017 3280 lbs
  • August 3, 2017 4,460 lbs
  • December 14, 2017 4,420 lbs
  • May 18, 2018 3500 lbs
  • September 28, 2018 3920 lbs.

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