Caddo Sheriff, SPD to join national Drug Take Back Day | Community Spirit
Bringing attention to an increase of pharmaceutical drug abuse and theft, the Caddo Sheriff's Office and the Shreveport Police Department will join a national effort to get the public get rid of unwanted prescription drugs.
The one-day effort, part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, takes place this Saturday at Sheriff's Safety Town at 8910 Jewella Ave. at the west end of the Summer Grove parking lot.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. deputies and police officers will be there to collect medications. Authorities will accept prescription and over-the-counter medications, such as tablets, capsules, and sealed liquids. All identifying information such as name, address, and prescription number should be removed. Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
Local law enforcement agencies across the country will be working in co-operation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to set up collection sites for old, unwanted, and expired pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications.
Anyone with such medication is urged to dispose of it through this free, safe and anonymous program.