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Deputies will collect unused or expired prescription medications from citizens to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands.
DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative:
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 Day Initiative. On April 28th, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Plant City Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, USFPD, 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 four locations on April 28th 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.
Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
2109 State Road 60
Valrico FL 33594
8398 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33615
Locations Sponsored by Tampa Police Department
102 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33609
Health Matters Pharmacy
1702 N 50th Street
Tampa, FL 33619
Location Sponsored by Plant City Police Department
2302 James L Redman Parkway
Plant City, FL 33563
Location Sponsored by 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
To learn more about the HCADA, please go to: www.hcada.com The Medicine Abuse Project coordinated by The Partnership at DRUGFREE.ORG -go to: http://medicineabuseproject.org/