Apr 22, 2014 5:27 PM by PRESS RELEASE

Prescription Drug Take Back day in Broussard

Broussard Police will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 26, 2014. This is a semi-annual event in which people can turn in unused, unwanted or unnecessary prescription drugs that they have in the medicine cabinets at home. There are no questions asked and the prescriptions are taken from the public and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for safe and proper disposal. BPD personnel will be supported by Walgreens employees who will provide safety information and tips at the drop off location.

The Broussard Police drop off site will at Walgreen's in Broussard located at 105 St. Nazaire Road, in the parking lot behind the business from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM and a convenient drive through will be provided for drop offs. In addition other drop off points in Lafayette Parish are:
Louisiana State Police Troop I Headquarters at 121 E Pont Des Mouton Road just off of Interstate 49 and The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is hosting a drop off location at Lafayette Consolidated Government Building at 705 West University. Scott Police is also hosting a drop off location at Walgreen's at 5416 Cameron Street, Scott.

Additional information about prescription drugs:
· Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
· The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends-and the home medicine cabinet.
· Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.
· Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.

For more information contact the Broussard Police Department at 337 837-6259.


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