Louisiana State Police troops across the state, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the fifth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 29 in an effort to help local residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Louisiana State Police troops across the state, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the fifth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 29 in an effort to help local residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Medications may be brought for disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 to any local LSP troop. The service is free and anonymous; there will be no questions or requests for identification. The following guidelines apply:
-Controlled (those substances which require a doctor’s prescription), non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances will be collected;
-All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. Law enforcement personnel will not handle the medications at any time;
-Participants may dispose of medication in its original container, or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label;
-All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in the original container. Make sure the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage;
-Syringes, intravenous solutions, injectables, and illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines are not part of this initiative, and should not be placed in collection containers.
Louisiana State Police Troop locations throughout the state will serve as collection sites. Area locations include:
Troop D: 805 Main St., Lake Charles, La. 70615; or, Troop E: 1710 Odom St., Alexandria, LA 71301.