WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Kansas is urging residents to join the fight against prescription drug abuse.
At a news conference Monday, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom asked Kansans to participate in the National Drug Take Back Day. Law enforcement agencies nationwide will be accepting unused prescription drugs on Saturday for safe disposal.
Nearly 8,800 pounds of drugs were collected in Kansas during a Drug Take Back Day earlier this year. Grissom says more people die from drug overdoses each year than are killed in auto accidents
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office operates the drop-off sites in the Wichita area. Officials say unused prescription medicines can be delivered Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Zoo, Oaklawn Activity Center and the county's hazardous collection site.