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Broussard PD to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

MGN Online
Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 17:22:42-04

The Broussard Police Department will participate in this year's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26.

It is a semi-annual event in which people can turn in unused, unwanted, or unnecessary prescription drugs that are in the medicine cabinets at home.

The prescriptions are taken from the public and handed over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for safe and proper disposal.

BPD will be supported by Walgreens employees who will provide safety information and tips at the drop-off location.

The Broussard Police drop-off location will be the back parking lot at Walgreen's in Broussard located at 105 St. Nazaire Road. The event hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A convenient drive thru will be provided for drop-offs.

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.