Christie unveils online drug disposal locator in New Jersey

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Gov. Chris Christie has unveiled an online tool to help people dispose of prescription drugs as part of a nationwide event aimed at encouraging proper disposal.

Christie said Wednesday at the Toms River Police Station that residents can now locate drop-off locations across the state using ReachNJ.gov.

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is marking National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday and also a website allowing the public to locate nearby disposal sites.

The governor is heading a White House commission looking into the national opioid problem and dedicating his final year in office to the crisis in New Jersey. He has said he plans to submit a report to President Donald Trump by October.

The event is aimed at educating people about possible abuse involving prescription drugs.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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