Operation Medicine Cabinet

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 18th installment of Operation Medicine Cabinet collected 736.5 pounds of medication.

The event was held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The event was held at 12 locations across Pinellas County to include north, mid and south county. See press release 16-098 for details.

The breakdown of results for Operation Medicine Cabinet is as follows:

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Administration Building  76.5 lbs
North District Station   12 lbs
St. Pete Beach    3.5 lbs

                                 TOTAL:     92 lbs

Largo Police Department:  33.5 lbs

Clearwater Police Department   505.5 lbs

Pinellas Park Police Department:    15 lbs

Kenneth City Police Department    4 lbs

St. Petersburg Police Department    81 lbs

Treasure Island Police Department       0 lbs

Gulfport Police Department      5.5 lbs


The event is an opportunity for residents 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.

Drop-off containers inside the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Administration Building (Largo) and the North District Station (Dunedin) are open year round.


Posted by Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:04:00 PM Categories: General News

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