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Scott Police Department Announces Drug Take Back Day

Scott Police Department announces drug take back day.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 11:44 AM

On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Chief Chad Leger and The Scott Police Department will once again team with Brian Schlesinger State Farm and Larry Lantier of Cashway Pharmacy for Drug Take Back Day.

The event will take place from 9:00am until 12:00pm in the parking lot of Brian Schlesinger State on the corner of Cameron St. and Cayret St.

This annual event is a collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from the homes within our communities.

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 10.3 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids, including 9.9 million people misused controlled prescription pain relievers. The study also disclosed a majority of the abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The agencies will be collecting controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances. No inventory is taken and all disposals are anonymous. Please do not include syringes or injectables.

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

Please contact Scott Police Department at 337-233-3715 or the DEA at 800-882-9539 for additional information. You can also visit www.dea.gov for more details and collection sites.

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