Public Encouraged To Turn In Old, Unused Medications

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - State and local law enforcement teamed up Friday to encourage people to safely disposed of those old or unwanted medications.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt held a news conference with new Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones and Topeka Police Deputy Chief Walt Wywadis. They encouraged the public to take part in Saturday's "National Drug Take Back Day."

Schmidt says expired meds could not only be harmful to you and the environment, but also open the door for accidental ingestion by children or abuse by teens.

In Topeka, people can drop off medicine from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday at the Law Enforcement Center downtown; in Manhattan, drop off at the Westloop Dillons; and at the Lyon County Health Department in Emporia.

A link to the complete list of locations is below.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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