TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansans set a new record during last Saturday's National Drug Take-Back Day.
More than 5 tons, or 10,000 pounds, of unused medications were turned in to 101 locations across the state.
The nationwide event was sponsored by the federal drug enforcement administration.
Officials say flushing or throwing away unused medicines pose potential safety and health hazards and should be avoided.
Unused prescriptions can be turned in to many law enforcement locations year-round.
Contact the sheriff's office or local police department for more information.