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HCSO installs drop boxes for unused, unwanted medication

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has installed four permanent drug drop-boxes.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has installed four permanent drug drop-boxes.
Published Jul. 22, 2016

Times staff

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has installed permanent drug drop-boxes at four of its patrol district offices.

Residents can now properly dispose of unwanted and expired prescriptions, over-the- counter medicines and veterinarian prescriptions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Acceptable items include pill bottles, boxes and/or packaged drug items, patches, powders, liquids and inhalers.

Residents may not drop off syringes, EpiPens, biohazards, medical equipment, any drug items from a narcotic or death investigation and any street drugs.

The new permanent take-back sites will provide multiple options for residents of Hillsborough County to safely dispose of unwanted/unused medications, increase awareness of prescription drug abuse and help keep potentially dangerous drugs out of the wrong hands.

The boxes are at the following sites: District 1, 14102 N 20th St.; District 2, 2310 N Falkenburg Road; District 3, 7202 Gunn Highway; and District 4, 503 33rd St. SE.

For more information, go to hcso.tampa.fl.us.

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