47,000 Pounds Collected In Drug Take Back

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Drug Enforcement Administration’s recent
effort to collect unused prescription drugs has netted nearly
47,000 pounds in part of the Midwest. The DEA’s St. Louis office said Friday that the six states  covered by the office saw 46,686 pounds of medication collected on
April 28, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Nationwide,
more than a half-million pounds of unwanted or expired medications
were turned in for disposal.

The St. Louis DEA says it collected 21,232 pounds of drugs in
Missouri, 8,753 pounds in Kansas, 5,422 pounds in Nebraska, 5,365
pounds in Iowa, 1,490 pounds in South Dakota and 4,424 pounds in
southern Illinois. Another DEA office is responsible for the rest
of Illinois.