By SALINA POST
Kansas law enforcement efforts in April removed tons of unused and unwanted medicines from public access.
Kansas law enforcement officers collected 7,362 pounds of medicines at 66 locations throughout the state during the April 30 National Drug Take-Back Day, according to a report from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
In Saline County, 26.6 pounds of medications were collected, Saline County Sheriff's Lieutenant Sean Kochanowski told Salina Post.
Kansans have safely destroyed a more than 118 tons of medications in the 22 collection days that have been held since 2010, according to information from the Kansas Attorney General's Office. That is the equivalent of nearly five semitrailer loads of unused medication.
You don't need to wait for a Drug Take-Back Day to safely dispose of unused and unneeded medications. You can drop off the medicine in lobby of the sheriff's office during the office's regular business hours. Additionally, you can drop them off on the weekends at the Saline County Jail visitation window.