Scott Police to Participate in Drug Take Back Day and Child Seat Compliance Check

Chief Chad Leger and The Scott Police Department are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 11:24 AM

Chief Chad Leger and The Scott Police Department are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take
Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

The event will take place from 9:00am until 12:00pm 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. The collected items are boxed and turned over to the DEA for processing. During the 19th National Take Back Day in October 2020, 4,153 Law Enforcement Agencies nationwide participated
in the initiative . Approximately 492.7 tons of items were collected. In addition, according to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.

The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

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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