Kansans safely disposed of more than seven tons of unused and unwanted medicines during National Drug Take-Back Day. According to a report from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration Kansas law enforcement officers collected 14,096 pounds of medicines at 104 locations throughout the state during the event. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Kansans continue to recognize the importance of safely disposing of their unused medicines during these semi-annual Drug Take-Back events. He says he appreciates the leadership of the DEA and local law enforcement agencies in providing this service.
Kansans have safely destroyed a total of 190,820 pounds of medications in the 18 collection days that have been held since 2010.