Nearly 7,400 pounds of unused prescription drugs have been collected by the Attorney General’s office.
The AG office, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Grand Island Police Department and Lincoln Police Department report the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27th netted 601 pounds from seven sites coordinated by the Attorney General’s office and a total of almost 7,400 pounds.
“Community participation in these events demonstrates the need of our citizens for a safe, responsible way to dispose of unwanted medications,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol said in a written statement released by the AG office. “We are pleased to be able to work with our state and federal partners to offer this service.”
The coordinated event attempts to get rid of medication in homes that could be abused.
“No one wants their medicine cabinet to be the source of prescription drug abuse,” said Attorney General Jon Bruning. “These events provide a safe way to dispose of unused medication that could be deadly in the wrong hands.”