Operation Medicine Cabinet

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Partnering Law Enforcement Agencies:
Clearwater Police Department
Gulfport Police Department
Kenneth City Police Department
Largo Police Department
Pinellas Park Police Department
St. Petersburg Police Department
Treasure Island Police Department

In conjunction with:
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

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is set for its fourteenth installment of “Operation Medicine Cabinet.

The event is an opportunity for citizens to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications; and is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment.

Operation Medicine Cabinet events began in May 2009 and have been held semi-annually.

The event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

South County Locations:
-Kenneth City Police Department
4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City (Kenneth City Police Department)

-Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach (St. Pete Beach Rec Center) Site closes at 1:00 p.m.

-St. Petersburg Police Department
1300 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg
1050 58th Street North, St. Petersburg (Winn Dixie Tyrone Gardens Shopping Center)

-Gulfport Police Department
5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport (Gulfport Senior Center) 

-Treasure Island Police Department
10551 Gulf Blvd. Treasure Island (Walgreens)

Mid County Locations:

-Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo (Sheriff’s Admin Building – front parking lot)

-Largo Police Department
2460 East Bay Drive, Largo (Winn Dixie)

-Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street North, Pinellas Park

North County Locations:

-Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
737 Louden Ave., Dunedin (North District Station – front parking lot)

-Clearwater Police Department
27001 US Hwy 19 N #1039, Clearwater – Northeast parking lot near LA Fitness gym (Countryside Mall)

Operation Medicine Cabinet  will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the 11 listed locations during the designated times to drop off their unused and expired prescription medications for safe collection and disposal – no questions asked.

Operation Medicine Cabinet is designed to educate the public and raise awareness about the problem of prescription drugs abuse. The problem has reached epidemic proportions, with prescription drugs as the number one abused drug in the United States, surpassing all other illicit drugs.

Please be aware that no bio-hazards or needles will be accepted and that the program is intended for private citizens of Pinellas County and not for commercial use.

As a reminder, drop off sites are in the parking lot area or lobby of each location. Residents should look for a law enforcement presence at each of the selected drop-off sites.

Also, please be aware that the drop-off containers inside the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Central Station (Largo) and North District Station (Dunedin) will be temporarily closed during the county wide event.

For further information, please contact the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office at 727-582-6221.

Posted by Friday, September 11, 2015 3:18:00 PM Categories: General News

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