On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to one of two locations for the convenience of the public.  Bring your medications for disposal to one of these two locations:

  1. Publix, located at 5451 Bowman Road, Macon GA. 
  2. Macon-Bibb Health Department, located at 171 Emery Highway, Macon, GA

     The public will drop their unused medication into a bin.  The bin will be monitored by a deputy but no questions will be asked.

If you have any questions, please call the Special Investigations Unit at 478-803-1027 or 478-952-1258.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.