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Officials taking back unwanted prescription drugs; no questions asked

There will be a drug take back event in Gonzales on April 28 (Source: APSO) There will be a drug take back event in Gonzales on April 28 (Source: APSO)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, along with the Gonzales Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is giving the public an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

These events help to prevent the abuse of prescription drugs and theft by allowing the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and/or unwanted drugs.

The event will be held Saturday, April 28 at the Gonzales Courthouse, located at 828 S Irma Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It should be noted, the DEA cannot accept liquids or needles, only pills or patches.

The event is free and anonymous. No questions will be asked.

For more information about the safe disposal of prescription drugs or about the event, visit the DEA's website or APSO's site. And for a list of other locations in Louisiana where drugs can be safely disposed of, click here.

Residents of Baton Rouge can bring their unwanted, unused, or expired drugs to BRPD headquarters, located at 9000 Airline Hwy. on the same day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the DEA for a parish-wide drug take back on Saturday, April 28 at the EBRSO Traffic Office, located at 9313 Burbank Drive. Drop-off hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a list of the types of pharmaceuticals you can turn in, click here.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is holding their drug take back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at either the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office locations, the Walmart on Highway 90 in Bayou Vista, or the Walgreens on Main Street in Franklin.

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