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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-425

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 21, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Permanent Drug Take Back Boxes Installed In All Four Sheriff's Office Districts

    The boxes will provide residents of Hillsborough County a way to safely dispose of unwanted/unused medications.
    • Tuesday
    • October 22, 2013
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office District III
    • 7202 Gunn Highway
    • Tampa

    Agencies Involved:

    • Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    • Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Becker
    • The Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance 
    • The Hillsborough County Strategic Planning/Criminal Justice Office

    Details:

    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:

    District 1
    14102 North 20th Street
    Tampa, FL

    District 2
    2310 North Falkenburg Road
    Tampa, FL

    District 3
    7202 Gunn Highway
    Tampa, FL

    District 4
    503 33rd Street SE
    Ruskin, FL
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