PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas County deputies collected more than 300 pounds of prescription medications during the operation ‘Medicine Cabinet’ in the county Saturday.
The event is an opportunity for residents to safely get rid of the unwanted or unused prescription drugs. The drop boxes were placed in several locations in the county. At the end of the day, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported that the total weight of the drugs collected from all the boxes was 303.5 pounds.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office locations:
Sheriff’s Administration Building: 22 lbs
North District Station: 14 lbs
St. Pete Beach: 9 lbs
Largo Police Department: 18.5 lbs
Clearwater Police Department: 165 lbs
Pinellas Park Police Department: 16 lbs
Gulfport Police Department: 10 lbs
St. Petersburg Police Department: 49 lbs
The operation ‘Medicine Cabinet’ has been held semi-annually since May 2009. Drop-off containers inside Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Central Station in Largo and North County District Station in Dunedin are always open.
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