TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Friday, Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, shared Kansans safely disposed of nearly 8,000 pounds of unused medicines at the end of October.

The disposal was for National Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 29.

Kansas Law Enforcement officers collected 7,966 pounds of medicines at 137 locations.

Schmidt said more than 122 tons of unused medicines have been disposed of since the state started this event back in 2010.