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State may have collected record amount of unused medications

Estimated 66,039 pounds of medication collected
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Posted at 9:15 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 13:24:30-04
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Justice says a preliminary tally shows people around Wisconsin may have turned over a record amount of unused medications during a drug take-back day last month.
 
The DOJ says preliminary estimate people dropped off 66,039 pounds of medications at more than 300 receptacles around the state during drug take-back events on April 29.
The record is 64,247 pounds, set on a drug-take back day in spring 2016.
 
The drugs have been boxed and secured in three semi-trailers for transport to Covanta Energy Corporation in Indianapolis, where the drugs will be incinerated. Covanta Energy will provide the official weight of the drugs.
 
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