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Release Number: 09-287

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

October 28, 2009

Deputy Larry McKinnon

(813) 247-8060






Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and NOPE (Narcotic, Overdose, Prevention & Education) Taskforce



National Candle Light Vigil


Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 6:30 PM


Faith Outreach Center, 7607 Sheldon Road, Tampa, Fl 33615










On October 29, 2009, please join the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at the Faith Outreach Center where along with thousands of people in dozens of vigils across the country, we will light candles, bow our heads in silence, and take a stance against the destructive forces of drug abuse.


The Candlelight Vigil will honor those individual who have lost loved ones to drugs and alcohol or those suffering from the disease of addiction. Recently retired Florida Office of Drug Control Director Bill Janes will discuss the strategies authorities are using to fight against prescription pill abuse.


To add your story to the Memorial Wall & Video, please call NOPE at 866-612-NOPE or register online at