COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office participated in the Drug Take back program in partnership with the DEA and collected 203 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs on Oct. 22.
Overall, the sheriff's department collected a total of 4,678 pounds collected for the year. Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.
In its 11 previous Drug Take-Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds, about 3,200 tons of pills.
Citizens in Muscogee County should also know that they can turn in their unused and unwanted medications year round thanks to some local pharmacies that have joined the initiative to keep unwanted drugs out of homes.
The following locations are available for anyone who would like to dispose of their medications:
- Dinglewood Pharmacy located at 1939 Wynnton Rd
- North Columbus Pharmacy located at 6490 Veterans Parkway (Main Street Village)
- 4th Floor Government Center (MCSO) Drop Box
- Citizen Service Center Drop Box