If you have old medications in your medicine cabinet that you no longer take but you don't know what to do with, Sheriff Steve Prator has an event coming up that will help you dispose of those meds.

Some people flush their medications down the drain, but this could be dangerous as many of the chemicals cannot be removed during the water treatment process and may linger in our drinking water. Sheriff Prator says that throwing them in the trash creates another problem.

These types of drugs are a potential supply source for illegal use and a risk to public health and safety. We urge anyone with these medications to dispose of them safely through this free and anonymous program.

The Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police, Louisiana State Police, and DEA will be collecting old, unwanted, and expired pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Sheriff's Safety Town, located at 8910 Jewella Avenue at the west end of the Summer Grove parking lot.

Law enforcement officers have collected thousands of pounds of old medications at similar events in the past. Deputies and officers will be on hand 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.

Please note that intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will NOT be accepted.

For more information, contact Sheriff’s Safety Town at 698-7233.

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