Law enforcement to host drug take-back event

Published: Apr. 24, 2016 at 8:33 PM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2016 at 8:33 PM CDT
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(Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The Caddo and Bossier Parish Sheriff's offices will be hosting drug take-back events.

The sheriff's office, Shreveport police, Louisiana State Police and DEA will be collecting old, unwanted and expired pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Sheriff's Safety Town.

Law enforcement 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.

Sheriff's Safety Town is located at 8910 Jewella Avenue at the west end of the Summer Grove parking lot.

In Bossier Parish, the event will also be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City.

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