drug take back day hillsborough county

Hillsborough County Drug ‘Take-Back’ Day Set For Saturday

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA), and Tampa Police Department, among other organizations, will host a prescription drug take-back event this Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual drug take back event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means for residents to dispose of prescription drugs while also educating the general public about the potential for opioid abuse if medications fall into the wrong hands.

On Saturday, residents can dispose of their unwanted drugs at the following four locations throughout Hillsborough County:

Walmart

7011 West Waters Ave

Tampa, FL 33634

Brandon Regional Hospital

Brandon Medical Plaza

(Across the street from the hospital)

425 S Parsons Ave

Brandon, FL 33511

CVS

3102 W Gandy Blvd

Tampa, FL 33611

Walmart

1505 N Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa, FL 33607

During the 2019 Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a total of 1,015 pounds of unwanted medication was collected in Hillsborough County.

“We want to do whatever we can to help fight the opioid crisis in our communities, and that means starting with making sure our prescription drugs aren’t accessible to those who could abuse them,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “It’s very common for residents to have old medication just sitting around the house. This is a chance to dispose of your drugs in a safe way.”

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