MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office will be accepting pill drop offs during its 'Florida Sheriffs Task Force Operation Pill Drop' to ensure proper disposal of unwanted pills from Oct. 16, 2016, to Nov. 12, 2016.

The operation is meant to prevent misuse of the pills and to provide an environmentally safe way for residents to get rid of unwanted medication.

The MCSO Operations Center, located at 600 301 Blvd. W. in Bradenton will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the pill drop operation.

Other locations for the pill drop off are as follows:

  • District 2- 407 57th Ave. E.
  • District 3- 616 67th St. Circle E.

Hours for the pill drop off for both districts will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Contact the MCSO with additional questions: 941-747-3011