Louisiana State Police will again join with the Drug Enforcement Administration for its third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29, according to a State Police news release.
Troopers will collect unused or expired medications for safe disposal from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the agency’s various troop headquarters, the release says. The program is confidential, and no questions will be asked during the collection process, the release says.
The State Police advised people to turn in their unused medications because the medicine is susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.
At the last event, in April, troopers in Baton Rouge collected nearly 70 pounds — or 100,000 pills — of prescription medication, according to the State Police.
Baton Rouge residents can bring their medicines to the State Police Troop A Headquarters at 17801 Highland Road.
Residents can also contact Troop A about the program at (225) 754-8524.