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Discard drugs in collection unit at Tarpon Springs Police Department


discard drugs SAFELY in secure collection unit

In an effort to combat illicit drugs in the city and protect the environment, the Tarpon Springs Police Department has mounted a MedReturn Drug Collection Unit in the front lobby of the department at 444 S Huey Ave. The public may bring unwanted or expired household medicine and prescription drugs to the unit and drop them any time. The drugs will be retrieved by the Property and Evidence section of the department and destroyed. The unit was donated to the department by Tarpon Discount Drugs. Items that can be dropped in the unit are prescription medicines in pill, capsule, liquid or ointment form; over-the-counter medicines; vitamins; samples, and pet medications. Any liquid should be in a capped bottle and placed inside a sealed plastic bag. Items that may not be placed in the unit are thermometers, needles or other sharp items, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers or aerosol cans, and medications from businesses or clinics. For questions, contact police Sgt. Michael Trill at (727) 938-2849.


Changes sought for Master Plan

On Tuesday the Pinellas County Commission will consider a request from the city of Safety Harbor to amend the Downtown Master Plan by replacing it with an updated document. The proposed amendments include changing the uses allowed in the character districts; replacing specific allowable uses and design criteria for the character districts with a more general description of allowable uses; and changing the character district designation on approximately 12 acres from "destination resort" to "public," with changes to the maximum density and height standards. The public hearing item is No. 28 on the County Commission's agenda and will be taken up after 6 p.m. in the commission chambers on the fifth floor of the County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater.


Help pets with fresh supplies

The nonprofit Suncoast Animal League has run out of several essentials. Items needed, which can be purchased at the grocery store, include non-scoopable cat litter ($6 to $10 a bag), bleach ($2 a gallon), paper towels ($2 to $6), tall kitchen garbage bags ($6 or more), 30-gallon heavy-duty black garbage bags ($6 and up) and KennelSol cleaner (slightly more expensive, not available in grocery stores). Call (727) 786-1330 for information.


Housing Authority meets Tuesday

The Dunedin Housing Authority meets at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 542 Main St. Agenda items include an election of officers, a public hearing on the authority's five-year agency plan and an update on Fairway Gardens, the group's mixed complex of public and affordable housing. Call (727) 323-3171 for information.

Discard drugs in collection unit at Tarpon Springs Police Department 03/24/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:51pm]
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