Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-283

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 23, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Cristal Bermudez Nuñez : cbermude@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8118

    Operation Medicine Cabinet Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Law enforcement officials are teaming up with Sweetbay Supermarkets and Attorney General Pam Bondi to remove unused or expired medications from the home.
    • Saturday
    • August 27, 2011
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Sweetbay Supermarkets
    • Hillsborough County

     

    Details:

    As part of our ongoing effort to crack down on illegal pill mills and prevent prescription drug abuse, we are taking part in the Operation Medicine Cabinet Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On August 27th, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, 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 two Sweetbay locations on August 27th 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 Tampa 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:

    Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office:
    Sweetbay Supermarket
    2535 State Road 60 East
    Valrico, FL 33594

    Sponsored by Tampa Police Department:
    Sweetbay Supermarket
    2525 North Dale Mabry Hwy
    Tampa, FL 33607
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