National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in the Bay area - WRBL

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in the Bay area

Posted: Updated:
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

The Clearwater Police Department in conjunction with theDrug Enforcement Agency (DEA), other law enforcement agencies and partnering businesses is participating in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Sponsors say the event is an opportunity for citizens to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications, with no questions asked.

Citizens can stop by Westfield Countryside Mall (parking lot area south of Lifestyles Fitness Center, on the east side of theCountryside Mall) and drop off their prescription medications for safe collection and disposal. No bio-hazards or needles will be accepted and that the program is intended for private citizens of Pinellas County and not for commercial use.

"Providing a disposal option - that is both convenient and environmentally responsible - may help keep prescriptions out of the hands of people for whom they were not intended. This service is one step in helping prevent prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands,"said Police Chief Anthony Holloway.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses vital public safety and public health issue - the abuse of prescription drugs.Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

In Manatee County, unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off that the following locations:

Walgreens
1455 Upper Manatee River Rd., Bradenton

6003 14th St. W, Bradenton

5896 Cortez Rd. W, Bradenton

930 8th Ave. W, Palmetto

5945 U.S. 301, Ellenton

 

Westfield Countryside Mall (between Lifestyle Gym & JC Penney's)

 

Law Enforcement Agencies
 

-Manatee Co. Sheriff's Office

600 U.S. Highway 301 Blvd. Suite 202, Bradenton

-Holmes Beach Police Dept.

5801 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach

-Kenneth City Police Department

4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City (Kenneth City Police Department) -Walgreens

5701 22nd Avenue South, Gulfport, (Gulfport Police Department) -St. Petersburg Police Department

1300 1 Avenue North, St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg Police Department) Mid County Locations:

-Pinellas Park Police Department

7700 59th Street North, Pinellas Park (Pinellas Park Police Department) -Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (Sheriff's Admin Building - front lot)

10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office) -Sweetbay Supermarket

2460 East Bay Drive, Largo, (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

-Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

737 Louden Ave., Dunedin

-Clearwater Police Department

27001 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater

-Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

(North District Station - front parking lot)

 

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @WFLATAMPA

 

  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:48:17 GMT
    Jason TurkJason Turk
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story
  • Verizon insists on seeing Town N' Country man's birth certificate for credit report error

    Verizon insists on seeing Town N' Country man's birth certificate for credit report error

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:26:13 GMT
    James Woolever was shocked to find a bad mark on his credit report. Especially since it was for an "outstanding balance" from a Verizon account opened in 1979. He knew that couldn't be right, because he was just 6 years old then.
    James Woolever was shocked to find a bad mark on his credit report. Especially since it was for an "outstanding balance" from a Verizon account opened in 1979. He knew that couldn't be right, because he was just 6 years old then.
  • Citrus Park property prompts code enforcement change

    Citrus Park property prompts code enforcement change

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:55:42 GMT
    Action today by Hillsborough county commissioners following an 8 On Your Side investigation.Commissioners voted unanimously to draw up an ordinance that will bring chronic code offenders before a judge in county court.For months now 8 On Your Side has documented the county's inability to deal with properties that are overgrown and piled with junk and pose possible health risks to neighbors.
    Action today by Hillsborough county commissioners following an 8 On Your Side investigation.Commissioners voted unanimously to draw up an ordinance that will bring chronic code offenders before a judge in county court.For months now 8 On Your Side has documented the county's inability to deal with properties that are overgrown and piled with junk and pose possible health risks to neighbors.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:25:55 GMT
    Target to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppersTarget to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppers
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
  • TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:48:17 GMT
    Jason TurkJason Turk
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story
  • PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:05:47 GMT
    A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash. A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash.
    94th Avenue North in St. Petersburg will be closed from Gandy Blvd to Dr. Dr. M.L. King Street for the next several hours after a head-on crash between a PSTA bus and an Acura.
    94th Avenue North in St. Petersburg will be closed from Gandy Blvd to Dr. Dr. M.L. King Street for the next several hours after a head-on crash between a PSTA bus and an Acura.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.