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DEA holds pill drop-off day Saturday

Have unused prescription meds? Saturday's the day to turn them in — no questions asked.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the nation to hold another pill drop-off day Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The event has collected 1,700 tons of expired or unwanted prescription medications over the past 3 1/2 years, the DEA says.

Only pills and other solids like patches can be dropped off — no liquids or needles.

Drop-off locations in the Tampa Bay area include:

• Hillsborough: Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; Winn Dixie, 2535 State Road 60, Valrico; CVS, 403 Alexander St., Plant City.

• Pinellas: Northeast parking lot, Westfield Countryside, 27001 N U.S. 19, Clearwater.

Additional sites may be added. Check www.dea.gov or call 800-882-9539 for updates.

DEA holds pill drop-off day Saturday 04/24/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:16pm]
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