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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-738

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 22, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Operation Medicine Cabinet

    Citizens will be able to drop off any prescription medications they no longer use and can remain anonymous, with no questions asked.
    • Monday
    • October 22, 2018
    • Time: 1:54 PM
    • 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 27th, 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 27, 2018 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.

    We have a new partnership with the Big Red Bus.  All of the sites will have red sharps boxes on hand to collect needles.


    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



    8398 Sheldon Road

    Tampa, FL


    Sponsored by Tampa Police Department:


    102 S. Dale Mabry Hwy.

    Tampa, FL



    2502 W. Hillsborough Ave.

    Tampa, FL


    Sponsored by Plant City Police Department:


    2302 James L Redman Pkwy.

    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: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

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