Pinellas County discards unwanted drugs

Posted at 10:09 PM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 22:09:04-04

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.