National Drug Take-Back Day kicks off on Saturday

St. Tammany Parish

COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) — The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office announced it will be one of many local law enforcement agencies participating in a one-day collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove unused and expired medications from homes and medicine cabinets.

DEA National Rx Take Back October 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parish residents are encouraged to bring unused prescription drugs for disposal to the STPSO Administrative Building at 300 Brownswitch Road, in Slidell, or the STPSO Law Enforcement Complex at 2070 Collins Blvd., in Covington.

Tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs will be accepted. Vaping devices and cartridges can also be dropped off at the locations, provided lithium batteries are removed. However, liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Any identifying information should be removed from containers before being deposited.

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