Operation Medicine Cabinet Event

***Update as of 4:00 p.m. on October 24, 2020***

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

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Locations:

Sheriff's Administration Building:                  162.0 lbs.
North District Station:                                    208.0 lbs.
St. Pete Beach:                                               91.5 lbs.
On Top of the World:                                     173.0 lbs.
Northside Hospital / HCA Hospitals               127.0 lbs.
                                                       TOTAL:  761.5 lbs.
Pinellas Park Police Department:                    47.5 lbs.
Kenneth City Police Department:                     42.5 lbs.
Largo Police Department                                110.0 lbs.
St. Petersburg Police Department        weight unknown
TOTAL WEIGHTS FOR ALL REPORTING AGENCIES:    961.5 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***

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Partnering Law Enforcement Agencies:
 Kenneth City Police Department
 Largo Police Department
 Pinellas Park Police Department
 St. Petersburg Police Department

In conjunction with:
LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas
Operation PAR

What:
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will host its 25th 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.

When:
The event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Where:
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

On Top of the World (Residents Only) – East Activity Auditorium
-2069 World Parkway Boulevard East, Clearwater

Largo Police Department (LPD Headquarters)
-201 Highland Avenue North, Largo

North County Locations:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office North District Station
-2496 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin

Why/How:
Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020, between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the eight 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 crisis 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.

Posted by Chuck Skipper Friday, October 23, 2020 9:23:00 AM Categories: Events

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