Over 1,000 pounds of unused medication collected this weekend

Prescription drugs (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department said 1,127 pounds of expired, unwanted, or over-the-counter medications were collected during the National Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

On Saturday, sheriff’s office personnel staffed three drop off locations: the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd.; the Household Hazardous Waste Center, 801 W. Stillwell; and the Oaklawn Activity Center, 4904 S. Clifton.

The National Drug Take Back initiative offers a safe, easy way to dispose of any unwanted medications.

It was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.

Another option to drop off your unused or expired medications year round is at a Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk near you.