SHREVEPORT, La. (KMSS) — The Caddo Sheriff's Department along with the Shreveport Police Department is asking residents to be proactive this coming Saturday.
The joint forces will be taking old and unwanted medications from residents that need help disposing it.
Deputies and police officers will be on hand to collect medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue at the west end of the Summer Grove parking lot.
Authorities will accept 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 one-day effort is being held to bring national attention to the increase of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse and theft. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.