5 tons of unused medications turned in across the state

05/01/2013 3:12 PM

05/01/2013 3:13 PM

More than five tons of unused medications were turned in last weekend across the state as part of a national campaign.

Local law enforcement officials collected 10,193 pounds of medications Saturday at 101 locations, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday. Earlier this week, Sedgwick County officials announced they collected more than 700 pounds.

The collection was part of an annual initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Unused prescriptions can lead to accidents and dangerous misuse, federal officials said.

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