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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

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

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

Deputy Sheriffs delivered receptacles to each of the following partner pharmacies on Monday, April 1, and will retrieve them on Saturday 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 at CVS Pharmacy located at 1367 Double Churches Rd. Columbus, GA 31904, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sheriff John Darr encourages citizens of the Muscogee County area to bring out all unused, unwanted and expired prescription or over the counter medication to this event for proper disposal.

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

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

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