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Law enforcement officials are teaming up with Sweetbay Supermarkets and Attorney General Pam Bondi to remove unused or expired medications from the home.
As part of our ongoing effort to crack down on illegal pill mills and prevent prescription drug abuse, we are taking part in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 30th, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Tampa Police Department, will collect unused or expired prescription medications from citizens to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands. The unused prescription drugs will be collected at four Sweetbay locations on April 30th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Citizens will be able to drop off any prescription medications they no longer use and can remain anonymous, with no questions asked.
Attorney General Pam Bondi will be at the Sweetbay location in Valrico at 10:00 am speaking about how important this initiative is and the dangers of keeping prescription drugs in the home. “Often the family medicine cabinet is where the prescription drug abuse problem begins. By participating in this national event, parents and families can help protect their loved ones by providing a safer home environment,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.
The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance supports this take back initiative and will provide volunteers and educational materials at the collection sites.
Collection sites in Hillsborough County:
Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office:
5320 Ehrlich Road
Tampa, FL 33624
2535 State Road 60 East
Valrico, FL 33594
Sponsored by Tampa Police Department:
2525 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33607
2100 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
For more information on the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and more collection sites, please visit http://bit.ly/eAsrwP