Unwanted medication collection planned in Columbia County

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Columbia County residents who need to safely and properly dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medication will have a chance Oct. 26, thanks to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies will accept meds at two locations in the area, and they will be disposed of by the DEA.

Each year the Sheriff's Office partners with the DEA, Youth Advocacy Partnership and Cheek and Scott to rid the community of these drugs.

From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, drop off your medicines at either:

  • The park and ride at State Road 47, north of I-75 near the Shell station
  • Cheek and Scott pharmacy at 4785 W U.S Hwy 90 in Lake City

Need to safely and properly dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medication? Saturday, October 26th at two locations...

Posted by Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 18, 2019

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