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Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Landry Encourages Public Participation

BATON ROUGE, LA – Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging Louisiana residents to participate in the day’s numerous events around the State.

“The number of drug-overdose deaths between 2019 and 2020 rose more rapidly in Louisiana than any other state,” said Attorney General Landry. “Prescription Drug Take Back Day gives every Louisianan the opportunity to make their communities safer by keeping drugs out of the wrong hands.”

Attorney General Landry’s Office has teamed up with several sheriff offices, police departments, fire departments, and area hospitals to help host drug take back events organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency. These efforts provide people avenues for safe and proper disposal of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.

“Our fight against the opioid epidemic must take a full commitment from the public,” added Attorney General Landry. “The DEA’s events this Saturday make it easy for all of us to participate.”

The complete list of DEA events with full addresses and partnering law enforcement agencies may be found at

Attorney General Landry has also partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators to provide nearly 80 permanent prescription drug drop boxes – free of charge – to law enforcement agencies across 50 parishes in Louisiana.

The current list of those permanent drop boxes in our State may be found at