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

Deputies have released the results of the fourteenth installment of Operation Medicine Cabinet. A grand total of 937 pounds were collected during the four hour event.

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

Various drop-off locations were established across Pinellas County. (See release 15-217 for complete details.)

Deputies say 937 pounds in all were collected during the Operation Medicine Cabinet event held on September 26, 2015.

The breakdown  for the collection is as follows:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (Sheriff's Administration Building)  72.5 pounds
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (North District Station)  15 pounds
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (St. Pete Beach)  2.5 pounds
Total : 90 pounds

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Clearwater Police Department  662 pounds

Largo Police Department  25 pounds

Pinellas Park Police Department 38 pounds

Kenneth City Police Department 40 pounds

Treasure Island Police Department  33 pounds

Gulfport Police Department: 9 pounds

St. Pete Police Department 40 pounds

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 since then.

Posted by Saturday, September 26, 2015 3:42:00 PM Categories: General News

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