DrugsSubstance abuse crosses all economic, social and demographic boundaries; tragically impacting individuals and their families. The illegal prescribing and sales of prescription drugs, and drug abuse is a challenge that affects our entire community. By applying pressure through enforcement, and by providing resources for education and treatment, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is “Leading The Way For A Safer Pinellas.”

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with community groups such as Pinellas Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE)  to educate the public about the tragic consequences of drug abuse.

The Sheriff’s Office is vigilantly working to identify, investigate, and arrest drug dealers. If you have information about illegal drug activities, you can report it anonymously and possibly be eligible for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 1-800-873-TIPS. You may also report criminal activity by calling the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at 727-582-6200 or submitting an online tip complaint here:



Tampa Bay Cares 2-1-1


2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit telephone number assigned by the Federal Communications Commission for the purpose of providing quick and easy access to information about health and human services.




The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors a website where you can find drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs and facilities.


Eckerd Community Alternatives


Eckerd Community Alternatives community facilitators provide information to callers about available resources in Pinellas County including counseling, drug treatment, mental health housing, clothing, food, utility assistance, and 2-1-1.


Poison Help


The Florida Poison Information Center - Tampa is staffed by nurses, pharmacists, and physicians trained in toxicology. Based on years of toxicology experience and a computerized database over 500,000 substances, they provide advice within minutes for each question or emergency.


Operation PAR


Operation PAR provides integrated addiction and mental health services for all ages. Its mission is to strengthen communities by caring for families and individuals impacted by substance abuse and mental illness, providing the skills and resources to battle the impact of those diseases.

Programs and Services


Operation Medicine Cabinet


Operation Medicine Cabinet (OMC) is a multi-agency pharmaceutical take-back program aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment in Pinellas County. View map of drop off locations here.


NOPE Task Force


The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office partnered with families that suffered the loss of a relative from the use of illicit and/or prescription drugs to establish a NOPE Pinellas Chapter. This partnership is to educate communities about the dangerous consequences of abusing illicit and prescription drugs.


Sergeant Dan DiFrancesco
Crime Prevention and Community Awareness
10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

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Drug Information Search

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