National Drug Take-Back Day collects over 8 tons of medications in Kansas

Wichita - Kansans safely disposed of more than eight tons of unused and unwanted medicines during last Saturday's National Drug Take-Back Day.

Kansas Law enforcement officers collected 17,230 pounds of medicines at 112 locations throughout the State.  It was the single largest collection day in Kansas since the Program started in 2010.

In Sedgwick County, 3,400+ pounds was collected.

Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt said "Kansans continue to recognize the importance of safely disposing of their unused medicines during these semi-annual Drug Take-Back event."

Over 148,200 pounds of medications have been collected and destroyed by the DEA since the program started in 2010.

Unused prescriptions can be turned in year-round at many local law enforcement locations.

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