Monday, April 24, 2017
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666
*Update: Caddo collected 1,004 pounds (45 boxes) of unwanted or expired prescription drugs during Saturday's Drug Take Back event at Sheriff's Safety Town.
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 29, 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.
Law enforcement officers have collected thousands of pounds of old medications at similar events in the past. “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, contact Sheriff’s Safety Town at 698-7233.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666