Tampa Police Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

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Operation Medicine Cabinet is aimed at keeping pills out of the wrong hands.



WHAT:          Community members will be able to drop off any prescription medications they no longer use, and can remain anonymous with no questions asked.


WHEN:          October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


TPD SPONSORED SITES:            CVS, 102 South Dale Mabry Highway

                                                        CVS, 2502 West Hillsborough Avenue





The Tampa Police Department is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands. 


During “Operation Medicine Cabinet” community members will be able to drop-off their unused and/or expired prescription medication at a safe, eco-friendly site with no questions asked.  The national drug take back event will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Tampa Police Department is sponsoring collection sites at two CVS Pharmacies in the city of Tampa: 102 South Dale Mabry Highway and 2502 West Hillsborough Avenue. 


Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in Operation Medicine Cabinet earlier this year on April 28.  Together, the agencies assisted with collecting nearly half a ton of pills at sites throughout the Bay Area.



Janelle McGregor

Tampa PD Spokesperson