Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

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The Louisiana State Police, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This initiative provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for medication abuse.

“Although the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office (RRPSO) is not specifically participating in the “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” this Saturday (October 28, 2017), our Medication Drop Box will be available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The drop box provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of prescription medication.

Individuals are encouraged to place their unwanted or outdated prescription drugs in a sealed container such as the original bottle or zip-lock bag and deposit them in the receptacle located in the lobby of the RRPSO. Any personal information on the bottles or containers should be removed or marked out with a permanent marker.

The drop box is available to individuals not only this Saturday but also every other day of the year. Sheriff Edwards encourages everyone to take advantage of the drop box program in efforts to make our community a safer place.”

More information on the initiative can be found by visiting

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