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Pinellas County discards unwanted drugs

Posted: 10:09 PM, Sep 26, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-27 02:09:04Z

Over 900 pounds of drugs were disposed of today around Pinellas County. 

It was part of a semi-annual event called Operation Medicine Cabinet.  Police departments in Clearwater, Gulfport, Kenneth City, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg and Treasure Island partnered with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.  Various drop-off locations were set up to collect unwanted or expired drugs.

 

The Sheriff’s Office says that 937 pounds of drugs were collected at the event.  Here is a breakdown I the collection by department:

 

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (Sheriff's Administration Building): 72.5 pounds

 

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (North District Station): 15 pounds

 

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (St. Pete Beach):  2.5 pounds

 

Clearwater Police Department: 662 pounds

 

Largo Police Department: 25 pounds

 

Pinellas Park Police Department: 38 pounds

 

Kenneth City Police Department: 40 pounds

 

Treasure Island Police Department: 33 pounds

 

Gulfport Police Department: 9 pounds

 

St. Pete Police Department: 40 pounds

 

 

Medications can still be dropped at disposal containers at all police and sheriff’s office substations across Pinellas County.