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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-463

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 20, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

    The unused prescription drugs will be collected at five locations on Saturday, October 22.
    • Saturday
    • October 22, 2016
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Participating Agencies:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Tampa Police Department, USF Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance

    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 DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department, USF 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 five locations on October 22nd 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:
    CVS
    105 S Pebble Beach Boulevard
    Sun City Center, FL 33573

    Walgreens
    8398 Sheldon Road
    Tampa, FL 33615
     

    Sponsored by Tampa Police Department:
    Winn Dixie
    2525 N Dale Mabry Highway
    Tampa, FL 33607

    Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union
    3815 N Nebraska Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33603
     
    Sponsored by Drug Enforcement Administration & USF Police Department:
    USF Morsani Center
    13330 Laurel Drive
    Tampa, FL 33612
     
     
    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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