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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-596

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 20, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative

    The unused prescription drugs will be collected at six locations on October 28.
    • Saturday
    • October 28, 2017
    • 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 DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative. On October 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 six locations on October 28, 2017 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:

    2109 State Road 60
    Valrico, FL 33594

    8398 Sheldon Road
    Tampa, FL 33615

    Sponsored by Tampa Police Department:

    Winn Dixie
    2525 N Dale Mabry Highway
    Tampa, FL

    2115 E Hillsborough Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    Sponsored by Plant City Police Department:

    2302 James L Redman Parkway
    Plant City, FL

    Sponsored by USF Police Department:

    USF Morsani Center
    13330 Laurel Drive
    Tampa, FL

    For more information on the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back day and to find other collection locations, please go to:


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