People can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Montclair Police Department headquarters on April 27.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 23
Montclair will host a proscription drug buyback this weekend. The Montclair Police Department will take part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montclair Police Department headquarters, located at 647 Bloomfield Ave. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. The prescription drug buyback is for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. In the five previous drug buyback events, the DEA has worked in conjunction with state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners to remove more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications from circulation.
Federal agents took Leonard 'Lenny' Stefanelli of West Orange Pharmacy into custody on Monday.
A West Orange pharmacist has been arrested and charged for selling oxycodone to those without a prescription, according to authorities. Leonard “Lenny” Stefanelli, 48, of East Hanover, is part-owner and head pharmacist of the West Orange Pharmacy Inc., at 443 Main St. He was arrested Monday by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Stefanelli is being charged by the US Attorney’s Office. Stefanelli made bail on Monday, but no date has been set for his arraignment, said Matthew Reilly, spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. Agents from the federal agency could be seen at the pharmacy on Monday morning and afternoon taking boxes in and out of the store. Both the federal agency and West Orange police had the pharmacy …