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The boxes will provide residents of Hillsborough County a way to safely dispose of unwanted/unused medications.
- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
- Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Becker
- The Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance
- The Hillsborough County Strategic Planning/Criminal Justice Office
Join HCSO's Colonel Donna Lusczynski, County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, HCADA and the Hillsborough County Strategic Planning/Criminal Justice Office as they kick off the Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative's permanent, drug take back boxes. The press conference will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at HCSO's District 3 Office located at 7202 Gunn Hwy. in Tampa.
In 2012, Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA) applied for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding for a project entitled “Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative.” HCADA was awarded funding by the Hillsborough County Public Safety Coordinating Council in order to expand the current prescription and over-the-counter drug take back program in Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County Strategic Planning/Criminal Justice Office, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and HCADA collaborated to provide four new permanent take back boxes at each of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office District offices. The new permanent take back sites will provide multiple options for residents of Hillsborough County to safely dispose of unwanted/unused medications, increase awareness of prescription drug abuse and help keep potentially dangerous drugs out of the wrong hands.
The boxes are located at the following sites:
14102 North 20th Street
2310 North Falkenburg Road
7202 Gunn Highway
503 33rd Street SE