Drug Take Back Day Aims To Keep Topeka Safe

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__ In an effort to clean up prescription medication abuse, Topekans unloaded left over and unwanted prescriptions Saturday afternoon.

The Topeka Police Department along with the Kansas Narcotics Officers Association teamed up with Walgreens for a local drug take back on North Topeka Boulevard.

Those involved explained the importance of safely disposing of their medications.

"We don't want people to put them in the toilets or throw them in the trash where other people can get to them , so with this type of service we can have the Topeka Police Department put them in the boxes and incinerate them to where we make sure they stay off the streets and out of the wrong hands." Shared Walgreen's District Loss Prevention Manager Tim Balmer.

The operation ran from 10am to 2pm and successfully took back 398 pounds of prescription medications.