Operation Medicine Cabinet Event

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

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

In conjunction with:
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 18th 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, April 30, 2016.

South County Locations:

Kenneth City Police Department
-4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City (Kenneth City Police Department)

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

St. Petersburg Police Department
-1300 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg Police Department Lobby)

Winn Dixie Tyrone Gardens Shopping Center
-1050 58th Street North, St. Petersburg (Winn Dixie Tyrone Gardens Shopping Center)

Target Parking Lot
- 8151 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg

Treasure Island Police Department
- 180 108th Avenue, Treasure Island

Gulfport Senior Center
- 5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport

Mid County Locations:

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

Winn Dixie Parking Lot
-2400 East Bay Drive, Largo

-7751 49th Street, Pinellas Park

North County Locations:

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

Countryside Mall (near LA Fitness)
- 2591 U.S. Highway 19 North, Clearwater

Operation Medicine Cabinet  will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2016, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the 12 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, April 29, 2016 10:59:00 AM Categories: Events

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