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Muscogee County Sheriff's Office takes up more than 500 lbs. of drugs

More than 500 pounds of medication was taken up by the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office this weekend during their annual "Prescription Drug Take Back" event.

The sheriff's office teamed up with Columbus Water Works, Keep Columbus Beautiful, and seven locally owned pharamcies to make the event possible.

People dropped off their old prescription drugs, expired over the counter medications and any other medical devices that were no longer needed.

Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr told News Leader 9, "We're trying to do more, because as you can see, this is becoming more popular. With the partnership we have with Columbus water Works and Keep Columbus Beautiful, it's a great partnership and helps it be as successful as it has been."

If you missed this weekend's "Prescription Take Back", Sheriff John Darr says you can always drop off your unwanted medications at the sheriff's office and they will properly dispose of them.

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