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Toss unwanted meds during "Operation Medicine Cabinet"

Hillsborough County, Florida-- As part of local law enforcement's ongoing effort to crack down on illegal pill mills and prevent prescription drug abuse, they have schedules a "drug take-back day" for this Saturday, April 27. 

"Operation Medicine Cabinet", as they're calling it, will allow residents to drop off unused or expired prescription medications- anonymously and with no questions asked- so as to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands. 

The following three collection sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office:

  • Sweetbay Supermarket- 2535 State Road 60 East, Valrico, Florida 33594
  • Sweetbay Supermarket- 15692 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618

Sponsored by Tampa Police Department:

  • Sweetbay Supermarket- 2525 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33607

The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance supports this take back initiative, and will have volunteers and educational materials on hand at the collection sites.

This event is part of a nationwide initiative. 

Click here to find other collection sites, and to access more information on the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back day.


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