Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, October 24, at Sheriff's Safety Town.

The Caddo Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the (DEA), will be collecting old, unwanted, and expired pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be located inside the Safety Town building at 8910 Jewella Avenue at the west end of the Summer Grove parking lot. Masks are required to enter the building.

Deputies will be on site to collect and properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications, such as tablets, capsules, and sealed liquids. All identifying information such as name, address, and prescription number should be removed. Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted. The service is free of charge.

Prator said,“Visiting a Drug Take Back location like the one we provide at Sheriff’s Safety Town is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that keeps medications out of the wrong hands and helps eliminate the potential for abuse."

The Sheriff also reminded citizens that if they are unable to bring their medications to Safety Town this Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office provides a drop box at Government Plaza, 505 Travis Street, that is open every weekday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information on the Take Back event, call 681-0666.

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