The Lake Charles Police Department will be located at the Lake Charles Civic Center this Saturday, accepting unwanted, expired, or unauthorized prescriptions. The abuse of prescription drugs is becoming higher and higher due to accidental dosage, overdose, and misuse.

The event is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked as they are turned in. Officers will be located at the south side of the Civic Center to collect the medicines. All pills and patches will be taken by the officers. They will not be accepting needles, sharp items, or liquid medications. Only pills and patches will be accepted during this event.

The event begins Saturday, April 24, at 10:00am and will end at 2:00pm.

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