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Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Landry Encourages 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 numerous events occurring around the State.

"Overdose deaths surpassed a record-high during the pandemic, and thousands of Louisiana families are mourning the loss of their loved ones," said Attorney General Landry. "We can all do something to help reverse this tragic trend by participating in one of the many DEA events on Saturday."

In addition to the cautions in his public service announcement, Attorney General Landry is once again warning Louisiana families of the danger of counterfeit drugs – many of which are laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.

"Prescription medicine should only be used under a doctor’s care, with a doctor’s prescription, and filled by a legitimate pharmacy," added Attorney General Landry. "And expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs should be removed from our homes and safely disposed."

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 place nearly 80 permanent prescription drug drop boxes at law enforcement offices across 50 parishes in our State. If you are unable to attend an event on Saturday, Attorney General Landry encourages you to use one of those at your earliest convenience.

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