Lake Charles police and DEA to host drug take back day - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles police and DEA to host drug take back day

(Source: Raycom) (Source: Raycom)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are taking back unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The DEA will only accept pills or patches for disposal; no liquids, needles or sharps. 

This initiative is to prevent pill abuse, accidental poisonings, and overdoses since medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to be misused. 

The usual methods of disposal of unused medicines, such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, poses potential safety and health hazards. 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the event call Lt. Craig Wright at 337-491-1320       

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