300+ pounds of prescription drugs collected in Pinellas

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

Other locations:

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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