Operation Medicine Cabinet

***Update as of Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 4:10 p.m.***

PINELLAS COUNTY – Operation Medicine Cabinet was scheduled today from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and partnering agencies collected a total of 1,337 pounds of medication.

Operation Medicine Cabinet continues to educate the public on proper disposal of medications, helps prevent children from accidental ingestion, and provides awareness about prescription drug abuse. The medication collected today will be disposed of properly.

Drop-off containers inside the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Administration Building (Largo) and the North District Station (Dunedin) are open year-round.


***Original Release***

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Kenneth City Police Department
Largo Police Department
Tarpon Springs Police Department

HCA Florida Healthcare

Live Free! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County

Operation Par, Inc.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:


·         Countryside Mall (Southwest Corner) (Clearwater PD), 27001 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, 33761

·         Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – North District Station, 2496 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin, 34698

·         Tarpon Springs Police Department, 444 South Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs


·         Largo Police Department, 201 Highland Avenue North, Largo 33770

·         Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo

·         Walmart, 8001 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park


·         HCA Florida St. Petersburg General Hospital, 6500 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg

·         Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, 601 5th Street South, St. Petersburg

·         Kenneth City Police Department, 4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City

·         St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the ten listed locations during the designated times to drop off their unused and expired prescription medications for safe collection and disposal – no questions asked. Participating agencies have partnered with local Walgreens stores to offer additional locations for drop-off. 

Operation Medicine Cabinet is designed to educate the public and raise awareness about the problem of prescription drug abuse. The crisis has reached epidemic proportions, with prescription drugs as the number one abused drug in the United States, surpassing all other illicit drugs.

Please be aware that no biohazards or needles will be accepted and that the program is intended for private citizens of Pinellas County and not for commercial use.

As a reminder, drop-off sites are in the parking lot area or lobby of each location. Residents should look for a law enforcement presence at each of the selected drop-off sites.

For further information, please contact the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at 727-582-2222.

Posted by David Brenn Friday, April 26, 2024 1:20:00 PM Categories: Events

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