SEATTLE -- The Drug Enforcement Administration says nearly 17 tons of expired or unwanted prescription drugs were collected on last Saturday's national Drug Take-Back Day in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
The Seattle regional office says that's 2 tons more than the previous take-back event last September in the region.
State-by-state totals for safe disposal of old drugs:
- Idaho 2.1 tons
- Washington 7.4 tons
- Oregon 5.2 tons
- Alaska 1.9 tons
The DEA says 371 tons were collected nationally.