Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-156

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 24, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Operation Medicine Cabinet Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    The boxes will provide residents of Hillsborough County a way to safely dispose of unwanted/unused medications.
    • Saturday
    • April 26, 2014
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    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 April 26th, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Plant City Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration 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 three locations on April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Citizens will be able to drop off any prescription medications they no longer use and can remain anonymous, with no questions asked.

    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:
    Winn Dixie
    2535 State Road 60 East
    Valrico, FL

    Sponsored by Plant City Police Department:
    403 Alexander St.
    Plant City, FL 33566

    Sponsored by Drug Enforcement Administration:
    4801 E. Fowler Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33617

    For more information on the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back day and to find other collection locations, please go to: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
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