Law enforcement agencies across the nation are participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency's Drug Take Back Day.

In the city of Scott, Police Chief Scott Leger says that they are going to team up with Brian Sclesinger State Farm and Larry Lantier of the Cashway Pharmacy to encourage people to get rid of unwanted prescription medicines.

You may get a terrible cold and get prescribed a heavy cold medicine. You may broke a bone, and you get prescribed a narcotic. But what do you do with all of these things when you aren't using them anymore. It used to be that law enforcement would tell you to throw them in the trash or flush them down the toilet, but now there is different way.

Leger says this Saturday, October 24 is National Drug Take Back Day where you can turn over any kinds of medicines to authorities so someone isn't trying to raid your medicine cabinet or rifle through your trash looking for narcotics.

This year's event in Scott will happen at the corner where Cameron and Cayret Streets meet.

All you have to do is drive up, hand over the medicine, no questions asked, and then you can simply drive away with the knowledge that law enforcement will safely get rid of items you don't want.

Lots of people end of not using all of their medicine or the prescription expires. Leaving it around can sometimes cause trouble when unethical people go through space. It can also be a danger to the young if they don't understand what they are getting into.'

This weekend's event is Scott will start at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, and it will wrap up at noon.

Leger says that statistics from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health that an estimated that 9.9 million people misused a prescribed pain medicine. This includes anyone 12 and up.

Whatever kinds of medicine you want to drop off, prescription or non, you can do so this Saturday, but don't bring anything like a syringe. Also, they will not be accepting any injectable medicines.

If you are not going to make it to Scott, but you would like to find a Drug Take Back event in your area, you can visit http://www.dea.gov.