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Operation Medicine Cabinet Today Between 10AM and 2PM

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September 27, 2014

Drop Off locations listed below

Operation Medicine Cabinet, in conjunction with the DEAs National Take Back Day, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the 7 listed locations during the designated times to drop off their unused and expired prescription medications for safe collection and disposal – no questions asked.

Operation Medicine Cabinet is designed to educate the public and raise awareness about the problem of prescription drugs abuse. The problem has reached epidemic proportions, with prescription drugs as the number one abused drug in the United States, surpassing all other illicit drugs.

The public’s enormous response to DEA’s eight prior National Take Back Days demonstrates its recognition of the need for a way to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.  Last April Americans turned in over 780,000 pounds (390 tons) of prescription drugs.  Since its first National Take Back Day in September of 2010, DEA has collected more than 4.1 million pounds (over 2,100 tons) of prescription drugs throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories.

Please be aware that no bio-hazards or needles will be accepted and that the program is intended for private citizens of Pinellas County and not for commercial use.

As a reminder, drop off sites are not located inside the stores (Westfield & Winn Dixie) but in the parking lot area. Residents should look for a law enforcement presence at each of the selected drop-off sites.

Also, please be aware that the drop-off containers inside the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Central Station (Largo) and North District Station (Dunedin) will be temporarily closed during the county wide event.


South County Locations:
-St. Petersburg Police Department
1300 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg Police Department Lobby)

-St. Pete Beach Rec Center
7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

-Kenneth City Police Department
-4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City (Kenneth City Police Department)

Mid County Locations:
-Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff’s Admin Building – front lot)
10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo

-Winn Dixie (Parking Lot)
2460 Eastbay Drive, Largo (Largo Police Department)

North County Locations:
-Westfield Countryside Mall (between LA Fitness & JC Penney’s)
27001 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater (Clearwater Police Department)

-Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (North District Station – front parking lot)
737 Louden Ave., Dunedin (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

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