To help curb the abuse of prescription drugs, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is again taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28.
Representatives from the sheriff's office, along with the Tampa and Temple Terrace police departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance will be aiding in the collection of unused or expired prescription medications.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a good time for residents to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted, unnecessary and expired medications and "to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands," as noted in a sheriff's office announcement.
Unused prescription drugs will be collected at four locations April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers from the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance will hand out educational materials at each of the collection sites.
Prescription Take-Back Day In greater Brandon
- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's Operation Medicine Cabinet will take place at the in Valrico, at 2535 State Road 60 E. More than 50 pounds of expired or unused prescription drugs were collected at this site during .
Prescription Take-Back Day In Tampa, Temple Terrace
- The Tampa Police Department will be collecting drugs at the Sweetbay Supermarket in Tampa at 2525 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
- Drugs will be collected at the Temple Terrace Police Department at 11250 N. 56th St.
- The Drug Enforcement Administration is manning the collection center at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.