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People in Central Georgia can to dispose of unwanted prescription medication during Saturday's national prescription drug take-back day.

Saturday, April 27, there will be several locations taking your unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.

Cleaning out medicine cabinets and securing medications will reduce the chance of someone abusing prescription medication that is not intended for them, and will protect surplus drugs from theft.

Take-Back events will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Macon, Forsyth, Eastman and Eatonton .

  • Wal-Mart, Zebulon Road, Macon
  • Forsyth Police, South Kimball Street, Forsyth
  • Monroe County Sheriff's Office, L. Carey Bittick Drive, Forsyth
  • Eatonton Police, on West Marion Street in Eatonton
  • Oconee Drug Task Force, 327 Pearl Bates Avenue, Eastman

National Take-Back Day is an effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA agents and local law enforcement collected more than 1,000 tons of prescription medication.

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