Operation Medicine Cabinet

***Update as of 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021***

PINELLAS COUNTY – Operation Medicine Cabinet was scheduled today from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and partnering agencies collected a total of 1,554.5 pounds of medication.

Operation Medicine Cabinet continues to educate the public on proper disposal of medications, helps prevent children from accidental ingestion, and provides awareness about prescription drug abuse. The medication collected today will be disposed of properly.

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

Largo Police Department
Kenneth City Police Department
Pinellas Park Police Department
St. Petersburg Police Department
Clearwater Police Department

Live Free! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County

Operation Par, Inc.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:

NORTH COUNTY LOCATIONS:

  • Countryside Mall (Southwest Corner) – Clearwater PD, 27001 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, 33761
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – North District Station, 2496 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin, 34698

MID-COUNTY LOCATIONS:

  • Largo Police Department, 201 Highland Avenue North, Largo 33770
  • Largo Medical Hospital (Main Campus) – Largo PD, 1551 West Bay Drive, Largo, 33770
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – Administration Building, 10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 33778
  • Pinellas Park Police Department, 6990 49th Street, Pinellas Park, 33781
  • Walgreens Store #3046 (Largo PD), 2295 East Bay Drive, Largo, 33771

SOUTH COUNTY LOCATIONS:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Child Development and Rehabilitation Center - St. Petersburg PD , 880 6th Street South, St. Petersburg, 33701
  • Kenneth City Police Department, 4600 58th Street N, Kenneth City, 33709
  • St. Pete Beach Community Center (PCSO), 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach, 33706

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the 10 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 Jessica Mackesy Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:20:00 AM Categories: Events

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