St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office holds Drug Take-Back Day

The St. Bernard News - Residents properly disposed of nearly 40 pounds of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, April 28 as the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participated in the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Narcotics officers with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office accepted the unwanted medications over a four-hour period at the Special Investigations Division substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi.

“We are glad so many residents took advantage of this opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unused drugs so they don’t fall into the hands of youngsters who might misuse them or thieves who could sell them on our streets,” Sheriff Pohlmann said.