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12-094 Operation Medicine Cabinet Event Collects 758.18 Pounds Of Prescription Medications

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Narcotics Unit
-Pinellas County, Countywide Diversion Task Force

Partnering Law Enforcement Agencies:
St. Petersburg Police Department �
Clearwater Police Department
Largo Police Department
St. Petersburg Beach Police Department
Pinellas Park Police Department
Tarpon Springs Police Department
Treasure Island Police Department
Gulfport Police Department

In conjunction with:
DEA
National Family Partnership
LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Of Pinellas
Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education  (N.O.P.E.) of Pinellas Operation PAR Poison HELP Line

Partnering OMC Drop Off Sites:
Dolphin Village Shopping Center
Walgreen’s
Sweetbay Supermarket
Seminole Mall
Publix Supermarket
Westfield Countryside Mall

What:  Deputies have released the results of the 7th Operation Medicine Cabinet Event.

Where:  The event was held in 14 locations throughout the county to include:

South County locations:
-Dolphin Village Shopping Center
4655 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach – St. Petersburg Beach Police Department
-Sweetbay Supermarket
6851 Gulfport Blvd, South Pasadena – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Sweetbay Supermarket
955 62nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg Police Department
-Walgreens 5701 22nd Avenue South, Gulfport – Gulfport Police Department
-Sweetbay Supermarket 7491 4th Street North, St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg Police Department
-Sweetbay Supermarket 6095 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg Police Department
-Walgreens 10551 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island – Treasure Island Police Department

Mid County Locations:
-Walgreens 7400 66th Street, Pinellas Park – Pinellas Park Police Department
-Seminole Mall (Kmart side)
7949 113th Street North, Seminole – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Sweetbay Supermarket
2460 East Bay Drive, Largo – Largo Police Department

North County locations:
-Westfield Countryside Mall (between Lifestyle Gym & JC Penney’s)
27001 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater – Clearwater Police Department
-Publix Supermarket 33343 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Walgreens 3770 Tampa Road, Oldsmar – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Walgreens 605 South Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs – Tarpon Springs Police Department

When:  The event was held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. April 28, 2011.

How/Why: 

The 7th Operation Medicine Cabinet collected a total of 758.18 pounds of prescription medications. The four hour event was held at 14 locations throughout the county and had the participation of 9 law enforcement agencies in all.

The event was held in conjunction with the DEAs National Take Back Day.

According to deputies the breakdown for collections was as follows:

Pinellas SO – 113.77 pounds

Clearwater PD – 381 pounds

Largo PD – 38.25 pounds

Pinellas Park PD – 35.12 pounds

Treasure Island PD – 2.14 pounds

Gulfport PD – 8.0 pounds

St. Pete Beach PD – 13.4 pounds

Tarpon Springs PD – 12.5 pounds

St. Petersburg PD – 154 pounds

Deputies would like to thank LiveFree Coalition personnel, the Narcotics Strategic Diversion Task Force Investigators, participating law enforcement agencies and the North & South County CPO’s for their assistance in a successful operation.

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Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo

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737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin

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