Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at the Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, October 28, at Sheriff’s Safety Town.
The Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police, Louisiana State Police Troop G, and the DEA will be collecting old, unwanted, and expired pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sheriff’s Safety Town is located at 8910 Jewella Avenue at the west end of the Summer Grove parking lot.
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies have collected over 8,000 pounds of old medications at similar events since 2012. “These types of drugs are a potential supply source for illegal use and a risk to public health and safety,” Prator said. “We urge anyone with these medications to dispose of them safely through this free and anonymous program.”
Deputies and officers will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications, such as tablets, capsules, and sealed liquids. All identifying information such as name, address, and prescription number should be removed. Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
For more information on the Drug Take Back Event, contact Sheriff’s Safety Town at 698-7233.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666