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Kansas locations to accept vapes, cartridges on Drug Take Back Day

Posted at 12:22 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 13:22:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In addition to prescription drugs, vapes and cartridges will be accepted at Kansas drop-off locations on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for Kansas, made the announcement Tuesday ahead of the Oct. 26 event.

“The public is welcome to dispose safely of vaping devices and liquids to get these products off our streets and out of the hands of children,” McAllister said in a news release.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Sites across the country will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for people to dispose of unused medicines, and in Kansas, vaping supplies.

The event works to “provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths,” its website says, as “a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.”

The DEA’s last National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was in April. According to the DEA, 4,969 law enforcement agencies participated to host 6,258 collection sites, where nearly 470 tons of drugs were collected.

Click here to see drop-off locations near you.