The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
The Covington Police Department has a prescription drug receptacle in the main lobby where unwanted and outdated prescription medications may be disposed. The CPD’s main lobby is also offered to the public as a Safe Exchange Meeting Area for people who engage in local online purchases. The CPD is located at the 600 Block of Columbia St. and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For Emergencies, call 911. For Non-Emergency Assistance, call the office at 985-892-8500.
Heritage Bank First Responders Lunch Heritage Bank of St. Tammany hosted their Annual First Responders Lunch last week. Great job in honoring those who put their lives on the line for the public every day. Thank you CPD, CFD and all local First Responders.