Local police departments to participate in drug take back day

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LAFAYETTE, La (KLFY) — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Scott Police Department, and St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are participating in the national prescription drug take back day this Saturday, April 24.

The national prescription drug take back day offers a safe opportunity to dispose of prescription medications that are expired or no longer needed.

LPSO:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex located at 1825 W. Willow St. Scott, La.

No liquids or needles will be accepted – only pills or patches.

St. Martin PSO:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex, 4870 Main Hwy., St. Martinville, LA., which is located at the corner of Cypress Island Extension and Main Hwy.

No liquids, needles, or sharps will be accepted, only pills or patches.

Local Covid-19 guidelines will be followed, and there is a drive-thru service so that participants do not have to exit their cars.

Scott PD:

9 a.m. – noon in the parking lot of Brian Schlesinger State Farm on the corner of Cameron St. and Cayret St.

In collaboration with Larry Lantier of Cashway Pharmacy and Brian Schlesinger of Brian
Schlesinger State Farm, Scott Police Department will be collecting controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances. Syringes and injectables are not being accepted at this time.

Chief Leger will also have an officer available for a free child seat compliance check.

Church Point Police Department:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Church Point Police Department.

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