SBSO takes unwanted or expired medications

Posted: May 19th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office takes unwanted or expired medications

St. Bernard Parish residents who are spending more time at home and may be doing some spring cleaning are reminded to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Residents can dispose of old, unwanted medications year-round by placing them in a drop box located in the lobby of the Field Operations Bureau substation located at 4700 Paris Road in Chalmette.

The drop box located at the Paris Road substation was installed as part of an initiative by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators.

The goal of the initiative is to have a location in every Louisiana parish where residents can drop off unwanted medications at any time in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic.