Florida's Second Annual Statewide Drug Take-Back Day was an overwhelming success. Saturday's event consisted of more than 80 locations, which is nearly double the amount of locations from the previous year. More than 50 law enforcement agencies assisted as approximately 5,500 pounds of unnecessary medications were dropped-off throughout the state. These tremendous results would not have been possible without the involvement from law enforcement and the community. The success of this event is a great example of what is possible when Floridians work together to make our state a safer place.

Florida's law enforcement officers play a critical role in protecting Floridians. Whenever there is an opportunity to help support them, I am always willing to help. On Saturday, I attended a fundraiser for my close friend of many years, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Hancock, who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. Deputy Hancock was diagnosed in June and is currently undergoing treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The fundraiser had a great turnout, and Deputy Hancock will be in my thoughts and prayers. For more information, please contact Deputy Belinda Denbigh at bdenbigh@hcso.tampa.fl.us.

In closing, with Labor Day this Monday, I would like to recognize Floridians for their hard work. Florida has such diverse industries, from tourism to agriculture and international trade, that contribute to our economy. I am grateful to live in a state with such a talented workforce.

Pam Bondi
AG Bondi Spoke at Prescription Drug Summit

On Saturday, Attorney General Bondi spoke at a prescription drug summit in Tampa. Saturday’s summit, Prescribing is an Epidemic, was offered to medical and legal professionals throughout Florida. Participants were provided with information on how to curtail prescription drug abuse.