COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – If you have any unused or expired medications, the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office will be hosting the Drug Take Back Program.
On Saturday, April 29, the sheriff's office along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will provide the community an opportunity to turn in expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications.
This turn-in program provides a safe and secure means of disposing of potentially dangerous medications.
Deputies will be on site to collect and secure medications turned in. This service is free and anonymous.
The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office has been a partner for this program for the last seven years. And in 2016 Americans turned in more than 730,000 pounds of prescription medications at 5,200 sites around the country.
You may drop off your medications at the following locations:
- North Columbus Pharmacy – Main St. Village 6490 Veterans Pkwy.
- Dinglewood Pharmacy – 1939 Wynnton Rd.
- River Road Apothecary – 6801 River Road. #201
- The Government Center 4th floor
- Citizens Service Center – 311 Citizens Way
All prescriptions and over the counter medicine will be accepted, however, needles will not be accepted.
If you have any questions call Corporal Bridget Goolsby at 706-225-4001.