Operation Medicine Cabinet Aimed at Keeping Pills Off the Streets

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The drug take-back program is an effort to reduce prescription drug abuse


What:                  Tampa Police Officers are teaming up with the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to collect unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications from citizens in an effort to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands. 


When:                 April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Where:                CVS—102 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa

                        Health Matters Pharmacy—1702 North 50th Street, Tampa





Tampa Police officers are taking part in Operation Medicine Cabinet as part of the Department’s ongoing effort to prevent prescription drug abuse. They will join Bay Area law enforcement agencies and anti-drug groups in hosting multiple medication drop-off sites throughout Hillsborough County on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The Tampa Police Department is sponsoring two collection sites for community members to drop off any medication they no longer use. The drop-off sites are located at:

CVS, located at 102 South Dale Mabry Highway

Health Matters Pharmacy, located at 1702 North 50th Street

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


Janelle McGregor

Tampa Police Spokesperson