***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:
SOUTH COUNTY LOCATIONS:
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.
Non Emergency Line: (727) 582-6200 | In an Emergency call 911ADA info