APSO announces partnership with DEA for Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Drug Take Back day is scheduled for this Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations: District 2 substation, located at 13200 Airline Highway, Gonzales and at Donaldsonville City Hall, 609 Railroad Avenue.

The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications, partially used, unwanted or expired, at our collection site and we will adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations to maintain the safety of all participants.

We will accept tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs or over the counter drugs.

Liquids, syringes, and other sharp illegal drugs will NOT be accepted.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. has seen an increase in overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 83,544 Americans overdosing during the 12-month period ending July 1, 2020, the most ever recorded in a 12-month period. The increase in drug overdose deaths appeared to begin prior to the COVID-19 health emergency but accelerated significantly during the first months of the pandemic.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact 225-621-8653 or email ahudson@ascensionsheriff.com.