Clearwater’s Operation Medicine Cabinet

Clearwater, Fla. – The Clearwater Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Pinellas County Diversion Task Force Coalition as well as other law enforcement agencies and partnering businesses is participating in another installment of “Operation Medicine Cabinet.”

The event is an opportunity for citizens to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications, with no questions asked.

The multi-agency effort is aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment.

Citizens can stop by Westfield Countryside Mall (east parking lot) on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to drop off medications for safe collection and disposal.

No bio-hazards or needles will be accepted and the program is intended for private citizens of Pinellas County, not for commercial use.

There are a total of 14 drop-off locations in Pinellas County.

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Operation Medicine Cabinet provides a safe way of destroying the pharmaceuticals through incineration.

By burning the pharmaceuticals as opposed to flushing or sending medication to the landfill, polluting the environment can be avoided.