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Apr 24, 2013 4:11 PM by Janet Hollinshead

Iberia Parish National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit will be at 459 E. Main Street in New Iberia on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.to collect the prescription medication for all of Iberia Parish.

This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

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