St. Landry

Apr 16, 2013 4:35 PM by KATC(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Prescription drug take back event in Opelousas

On April 27, 2013, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department will be participating in a nationwide prescription drug take back event. This event will take place in front of the St. Landry Parish Jail located at 108 S. Market Street, Opelousas, LA from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The services are free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz said, "We thank you for your support for joining us in this effort to remove substances from St. Landry Parish."

If you have any questions about this event, you can call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department at 337-948-6516.

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