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Muscogee County participating in 2014 National Drug Take Back Initiative

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Several pharmacies across Columbus have receptaclesavailable this month as part of the National Drug Take Back Initiative.

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office is partnering with theUS Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a joint operation designed torecover as much unused, unwanted and expired prescription or over the countermedication as possible.

Deputy Sheriffs delivered receptacles to each of thefollowing partner pharmacies on Monday, April 1, and will retrieve them onSaturday April 26:

North Columbus Pharmacy located in Main Street Village
Dinglewood Pharmacy located on Wynnton Road
All Care Pharmacy located at 705 17th Street Suite 100
My Care Pharmacy located at 616 19th Street Suite 100

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office will be on location atCVS Pharmacy located at 1367 Double Churches Rd. Columbus, GA 31904, onSaturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sheriff John Darr encourages citizensof the Muscogee County area to bring out all unused, unwanted and expiredprescription or over the counter medication to this event for proper disposal.

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office located on the 4thfloor of the Columbus Government Center is a year round drop off location forunused, unwanted and expired prescription or over the counter medications. 

In 2013, this joint effort resulted in approximately 1600pounds of prescription and over the counter medications being disposed ofproperly and safely.

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