Nearly 6 Tons Of Drugs Collected On Take Back Day

Nearly 6 tons of unused rugs were safely eliminated in Kansas as part of National Drug Take Back Day (WIBW)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansans safely disposed of nearly six tons of unused medicine during National Drug Take Back Day last weekend.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said that 11,687 pounds of medicines were collected Saturday by law enforcement officers at 117 locations across the state.

The total was the highest amount ever collected during a drug take back day in Kansas. It surpassed the previous high, set in 2010, by more than 1,500 pounds.

The drugs collected have been turned over to the DEA to be destroyed.