National Take Back Initiative

April 27, 2011 — The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office has once again partnered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in their National Take Back Initiative. This joint operation is designed to recover as much unused, unwanted and expired prescription medication as possible with-in Muscogee County.

The Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce a new partnership with local pharmacies to assist in this worthwhile endeavor. Deputy Sheriffs will be delivering receptacles to each of the Partner Pharmacies on Monday, April 25 and will be retrieving them on Saturday, April 30.

During this time Sheriff John Darr is encouraging any citizen who has unused, unwanted and expired prescription medication to deliver that medication to one of the Partner Pharmacies so that the medication can be placed into one of the receptacles for pick–up.

On April 30, Muscogee County Deputy Sheriffs will pick up the receptacles for delivery to the DEA. The DEA will dispose of this medication in a manner that prevents it from being resold, abused or dumped into the environment.

Sheriff Darr requests that during the week of April 25 that you take all of your unused, unwanted and expired prescription medication to one of the following Partner Pharmacies:

  • Fitzgerald’s Pharmacy located on 10th Ave
  • North Columbus Pharmacy located in Main Street Village
  • Dinglewood Pharmacy located on Wynnton Road
  • Walgreens located on Buena Vista Road
  • Walgreens located on Whitesville Road
  • Rite Aid located on Double Churches Road
  • CVS located on South Lumpkin Road

For more information about the National Take Back Initiative visit deadiversion.usdoj.gov/.