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Drug dropoff day aimed at preventing abuse

TAMPA — People across the Tampa Bay area can clean out their medicine cabinets and dispose of unused prescription drugs Saturday at one of 17 locations participating in the state's Drug Take Back Day.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi partnered with law enforcement agencies, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and the Collaborating and Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.) Alliance to create the event in an effort to curtail prescription drug abuse.

Each of the locations will accept unused and expired prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Drug Take Back Day locations

SOUTH PINELLAS COUNTY

Dolphin Village Shopping Center, 4655 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.

Walgreens, 10551 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island; 3077 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg; 3851 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg; 3994 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg; 7400 66th St., Pinellas Park.

Sweetbay Supermarket, 6851 Gulfport Blvd., South Pasadena.

Seminole Mall, 7949 113th St. N, Seminole.

NORTH PINELLAS COUNTY

Walgreens, 1880 N Belcher Road, Clearwater; 3770 Tampa Road, Oldsmar; 605 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Sweetbay Supermarket, 2460 E Bay Drive, Largo; 1681 Main St., Dunedin.

Hillsborough County

Sweetbay Supermarket, 2525 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; 2535 SR 60 E, Valrico.

Pasco County

Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey.

The Shops at Wiregrass, parking garage ground floor, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel.

Drug dropoff day aimed at preventing abuse 08/25/11 [Last modified: Thursday, August 25, 2011 8:46pm]
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