Tons Of Old, Expired Home Medications Destroyed By State Drug Agency

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 10:38 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics took nearly four tons of old, expired home medication to Tulsa's trash to energy plant this week for safe disposal.

Since 2011, OBN says it has collected and destroyed nearly 120,000 pounds of home medication that they say could be targeted by teens or by relatives with an opioid addiction. 

2/8/2011 Related Story: Oklahoma Bureau Of Narcotics Creates Drop Off Boxes For Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

The OBN has 180 Drug Disposal Boxes in law enforcement lobbies across the state. 

Locations of OBN Drug Disposal Boxes

The Tulsa plant run by Covanta Energy destroys the drugs and converts the waste material into clean energy.