Operation Medicine Cabinet

***Update as of 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022***

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 1,276.4 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 
Tarpon Springs 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 29, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:


  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – North District Station, 2496 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin, 34698
  • Countryside Mall (Southwest Corner) (Clearwater PD), 27001 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, 33761
  • Tarpon Springs Police Department, 444 South Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs


  • Largo Police Department, 201 Highland Avenue North, Largo 33770
  • Walgreens, 103 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs
  • Walgreens, 2295 East Bay Drive, Largo
  • Walgreens, 10697 Ulmerton Road, Largo
  • Largo Medical Center, 201 14th Street Southwest, Largo
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo
  • Walmart, 8001 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park


  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, 501 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg
  • Kenneth City Police Department, 4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City
  • HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital, 1501 Pasadena Avenue South, South Pasadena
  • HCA Florida Northside Hospital, 6000 49th Street, St. Petersburg

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the fourteen listed locations during the designated times to drop off their unused and expired prescription medications for safe collection and disposal – no questions asked. Participating agencies have partnered with local Walgreens stores to offer additional locations for drop-off. 

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 Amanda Sinni Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:27:00 AM Categories: General News

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