LPD and DEA takes back 81 pounds of drugs


LAUREL, Miss. – Last Saturday the Laurel Police Department joined forces with the DEA to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft.

The authority officials held a drug take back event that was very successful with 81 pounds of drugs and unwanted prescription drugs collected at the LPD police department.

“Just collected a bunch of stuff from people. It obviously won’t go into a landfills, and won’t go into the hands of abusers or kids who are mistakenly taking it. It was an outstanding response. We always get a good response. As long as the DEA keeps sponsoring it we’re going to keep participating as long as we have a turn out.” said Laurel Police Officer, Tommy Cox.

He stated that even though the event calls for prescription drugs to be dropped off – he was pleased to see people bring in opioids for disposal. Thus, in turn minimizes the risks of potential inappropriate drug use.

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