LSP to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative | News
The following is a news release from the Louisiana State Police:
The Louisiana State Police (in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration) will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, in an effort to help local residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.
Expired, unused, and unwanted medications may be brought for free disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 to the Louisiana State Police troop location nearest you.
Controlled (those substances which require a doctor’s prescription), non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances will be collected. Participants may dispose of medications in the original container, or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
Items that will not be accepted include intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes (due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens). Illicit substances such as marijuana and methamphetamines are not part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
This program is completely anonymous, and every effort will be made to protect the anonymity of participants. No questions or requests for identification will be made. All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. Law enforcement personnel will not handle the medications at any time.
Directions to the troop location nearest you may be obtained by visiting www.LSP.org or by dialing *LSP (*577) from your cellular telephone.