***Update as of 2:45 p.m. on October 27, 2019***
The breakdown of results for Operation Medicine Cabinet is as follows:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Administration Building: 89.0 lbs.
North District Station: 46.0 lbs.
St. Pete Beach: 88.0 lbs.
TOTAL: 223.0 lbs.
Clearwater Police Department: 700.0 lbs.
Pinellas Park Police Department: 69.0 lbs.
Kenneth City Police Department: 53.0 lbs.
St. Petersburg Police Department: 121.0 lbs.
TOTAL WEIGHTS FOR ALL AGENCIES: 1166.0 lbs.
Drop-off containers inside the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Administration Building (Largo) and the North District Station (Dunedin) are open year round.
***End of Update***
***Original News Release***
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Partnering Law Enforcement Agencies:
Clearwater Police Department
Kenneth City Police Department
Pinellas Park Police Department
St. Petersburg Police Department
In conjunction with:
LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will host its 24th 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, October 26, 2019.
South County Locations:
Kenneth City Police Department
-4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at St. Pete Beach Community Center
-7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach
St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD Headquarters)
-1301 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Mid County Locations:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Administration Building
-10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo
Pinellas Park Police Department at Walmart
-8001 U.S. Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park
North County Locations:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office North District Station
-2496 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin
Clearwater Police Department at Countryside Mall (near Crunch Fitness)
-27001 U.S. Highway 19 North, Clearwater
Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, between 10:00am and 2:00pm.
Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the seven 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.
For further information, please contact the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at 727-582-2222.
Non Emergency Line: (727) 582-6200 | In an Emergency call 911ADA info