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Pasco agencies offer drop-off sites for unwanted medicines


Agencies will have medication drop-off events

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the Zephyrhills Police Department are urging people with unwanted medications to safely dispose of them at upcoming pill drop events. No personal information is asked of those who participate, the agencies said. "Citizens can simply drive up, drop off the unwanted medication and drive away," a Sheriff's Office release states. Medicines can include vitamins, herbal supplements, over-the-counter medications, needles, prescription medications and veterinary medications.

The first event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as part of the Earth Day event at Crews Lake Wildlife Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive in Shady Hills.

There will be three events on April 28. These will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the following locations:

• Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Suite 781, Port Richey, overflow parking lot near U.S. 19.

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

• Zephyrhills Police Department, 6118 8th St.

Those who cannot attend the events can stop by drop boxes during business hours at the Sheriff's Office district offices at 34609 State Road 52, Dade City; 7432 Little Road, New Port Richey; and 11530 Trinity Blvd., Trinity.

No fluids or needles are accepted at the drop boxes.


Sign up for help to quit tobacco

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has partnered with Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center to offer a free six-week program to quit tobacco. The program is open to anyone in the community and includes optional free nicotine replacement therapy, including patches, lozenges or gum. The program is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health. The classes will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays from May 4 through June 8 in the Wellness Conference Center at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd. To register, call (813) 788-0411.

Port Richey

Candidates will be at meet-and-greet

Voters may meet two candidates for office at an upcoming campaign event. County Commission candidate Ron Oakley and tax collector candidate Ed Blommel, both Republicans, will be at a meet-and-greet event from 6 to 8 p.m. April 30 at Homewood Suites, 11115 U.S. 19. For more information, call (813) 714-8548 or email

Pasco agencies offer drop-off sites for unwanted medicines 04/20/12 [Last modified: Friday, April 20, 2012 8:54pm]
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