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Drop off your unused meds Saturday in Venice

Turn in unused or expired drugs Saturday.

Turn in unused or expired drugs Saturday.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – Law enforce­ment agen­cies through­out Sara­sota County will par­tic­i­pate in the Drug Enforce­ment Admin­is­tra­tion (DEA) national event to prop­erly dis­pose of turned-in pre­scrip­tion med­ica­tion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat­ur­day, April 30.

The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office has per­ma­nent drop boxes at the Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Cen­ter, 2071 Rin­gling Blvd., Sara­sota, which is open 24-hours a day; and the South County office, 4531 Engle­wood Road, Venice, where the hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pre­scrip­tion and over-the-counter solid dosage med­ica­tion, such as tablets and cap­sules, are accepted. Liq­uids and nee­dles will not qual­ify. While boxes at each loca­tion are avail­able to the pub­lic year-round, the agen­cies par­tic­i­pate in the national turn-in ini­tia­tive to pub­li­cize the per­ma­nent option for proper dis­posal. Med­ica­tion turn-in is always anonymous.

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