MAYS LANDING - A nationwide organization unveiled a new tool to "de-med" their house.
The American Medicine Chest Challenge unveiled their brand new prescription drug drop box at the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office this afternoon.
The box serves as a place to give nearby Atlantic County residents a place to dispose of their unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs.
As Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles explains, it's also a way to curb misuse of prescription drugs.
"Prescription drugs are the gateway to heroin, to cocaine, and they're very easily accessible by children in the home, taking their parents or grandparents prescription drugs and taking them to parties," said Sheriff Balles.
Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey said, "This is totally anonymous. So when you bring in your medicines you can bring them in a plastic bag, you can black your name out, but it's totally anonymous, nobody's going to ask any questions, we just want to make sure you're safeguarding your children by eliminating those medicines in your home."
This box is one of over a thousand that the American Medicine Chest Challenge has placed across the country.