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Candlelight vigil Thursday to remember Pinellas victims of prescription drug abuse

Last year in Pinellas County, more people died from prescription narcotics overdose than died from automobile accidents. On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Pinellas County Chapter of Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a vigil at Largo Central Park to remember those whose lives have been consumed by this addiction. The park is at East Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard in Largo. This is the second year the group has held the event, an attempt to bring community awareness to a growing epidemic. In 2009, about 350 people came. Attendees are invited to bring a photo of their loved ones to add to the memorial wall. For more information about NOPE and prescription drug addiction, go to, call (727) 424-6906 or e-mail

Candlelight vigil Thursday to remember Pinellas victims of prescription drug abuse 10/26/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:51pm]
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