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Just say no to old prescription drugs

Got old drugs? The police want them. This weekend, several Tampa Bay area law enforcement agencies plan to accept unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to keep them from falling into the wrong hands.

"Operation Medicine Cabinet" takes place 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in Hillsborough County at three Sweetbay Supermarket locations: 2525 N Dale Mabry Highway, 5320 Ehrlich Road, and 8837 N 56th St.

You can remain anonymous, police say.

In Pinellas County, the event takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at selected Walgreens parking lots.

South County locations:

• 674 E Welch Causeway, Madeira Beach

• 3077 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

• 3851 4th St. N, St. Petersburg

• 6735 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

• 5701 22nd Ave. S, Gulfport

• 4401 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach

• 6994 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park

Mid County Locations:

• 10121 Seminole Blvd., Seminole

• 103 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs

• 7400 66th St., Pinellas Park

• 2295 East Bay Drive, Largo

• 2991 Roosevelt Blvd., Largo

• 1505 S Belcher Road, Clearwater

North County locations:

• 1880 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

• 1477 Main St., Dunedin

• 33670 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor

• 1701 McMullen Road, Safety Harbor

• 3770 Tampa Road, Oldsmar

• 605 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs

Just say no to old prescription drugs 08/19/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:14pm]

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