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MOSI is Collection Site During ‘Drug Take-Back Day’

The Operation Medicine Cabinet Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Sept. 29.

Douglas Suttner visited the Temple Terrace Senior Expo in March with one goal: Dispose of his late wife’s medications through Operation Medicine Cabinet.

Suttner brought boxes and storage bins full of unused and expired medications to the expo and handed them over to the Temple Terrace Police Department, which participates in the program.

On Sept. 29, local law enforcement organizations are coming together for an Operation Medicine Cabinet Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in an effort to crack down on illegal pill mills and prevent prescription drug abuse.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Temple Terrace Police Department, along with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the Tampa Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, will collect unused or expired prescription medications from citizens to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands. Citizens can drop off prescription medications that they no longer use and remain anonymous, according to a media release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Collection sites include:

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
Sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Sweetbay Supermarket
2525 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607
Sponsored by Tampa Police Department

Sweetbay Supermarket
5320 Ehrlich Road
Tampa, FL 33624
Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Sweetbay Supermarket
2535 State Road 60 East
Valrico, FL 33594
Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

In March, former Temple Terrace Police Community Service Officer Tracy Mishler said giving prescription medications to law enforcement is the safest way to dispose of them. Small traces of Xanax, morphine, and other drugs can be contained in medications and get into the water supply if the drugs are flushed down a toilet.

See also:
Senior Expo Draws Crowd 

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