Operation Medicine Cabinet Aimed at Keeping Pills Off the Streets

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The drug take-back program is an effort to combat the increase in overdose related deaths

What: Tampa Police Officers, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputies and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents will collect unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications from citizens to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands.

When: October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Sweetbay Supermarket, 2525 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Sweetbay Supermarket, 5320 Ehrlich Road, Tampa
Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa


As part of the Tampa Police Department's ongoing effort to crack down on illegal pill mills and prevent prescription drug abuse, officers are taking part in Operation Medicine Cabinet along with other Bay Area law enforcement agencies. On October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. citizens will be able to drop off any medication they no longer use to one of three law enforcement collection sites. Tampa Police Department will host its drug take-back initiative at the Sweetbay Supermarket, located at 2525 North Dale Mabry Highway. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA will collect unwanted medications at the Sweetbay Supermarket, located at 5320 Ehrlich Road and MOSI, located at 4801 East Fowler Avenue.

Citizens who wish to get rid of any unwanted medications can remain anonymous.

Janelle McGregor
Public Information Office