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BOTH THE SARASOTA AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICES WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION’S NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOMORROW FROM 10AM-2PM.  IN SARASOTA COUNTY, THEY WILL ACCEPT THE DRUGS AT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER AT 2071 RINGLING BOULEVARD IN SARASOTA AND AT THE SOUTH COUNTY OFFICE AT 4531 STATE ROAD 776 IN VENICE.  BOTH PLACES HAVE PERMANENT BOXES INSTALLED.  IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, COLLECTION SITES WILL BE AT 6868 SAN CASA IN ENGLEWOOD, AT THE TOWN CENTER MALL IN MURDOCK, AT THE SHERIFF’S HEADQUARTERS ACROSS FROM THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT, AND AT THE PROMINADES MALL, 3280 TAMIAMI TRAIL IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE COLLECTIONS, ALL BOXES WILL BE TRANSPORTED AND SECURED FOR COLLECTION BY THE DEA.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS IN THE PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING PERMANENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP OFF BOXES AROUND THE COUNTY.