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DEA NATIONAL TAKE BACK DRUG DAY

DEA NATIONAL TAKE BACK DRUG DAY

Sheriff Leland Falcon announces that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs at two locations in the Parish on October 26, 2019.

Officials will be at Pierre Part Store and La La’s Food Store in Labadieville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is the 18th time that the Sheriff’s Office and the DEA have given the public the opportunity in 9 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to either locations. Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills and patches.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.

MOST WANTED

Anyone with information on the suspects listed below is urged to call the Assumption
Parish Sheriff’s Office – Ph: 985.369.7281

CHARLES LYNELL RICHARD, JR.

WANTED

Betheny Mecom

BETHENY MECOM

WANTED

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Sheriff Leland J. Falcon

112 Franklin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
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Administrative Office

112 Franklin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
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Criminal Investigation Division

2635 Hwy 1
Labadieville, LA 70372
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Narcotics Division

2635 Hwy 1
Labadieville, LA 70372
Ph: 985.526.1629
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Juvenile Division

Napoleonville Primary School 185 Hwy 1008
Napoleonville, LA 70390
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112 Franklin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Ph: 985.369.2912
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Pierre Part Substation

112 North Curtis Street
Pierre Part, LA 70339
Ph: 985.252.8100
Fax: 985.252.3544

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Bayou L’Ourse Substation

1214 Hwy 662
Bayou L’Ourse, LA 70380
Ph: 985.631.6611
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233 Hwy 1008
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Ph: 985.369.7283
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Belle Rose Substation

7089A Hwy 1
Belle Rose, LA 70341
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