Hundreds drop off old medicine at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Hundreds of cars packed the lot at Miller Park on Saturday, April 27th, to drop off old, expired, and unused medications.

"We're trying to get people's unused medicine out of people's cabinets," said Bill Graffin of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Cars lined up to drop off the old medicine. It's part of an effort to keep substances from being flushed, drained or abused.

"They end up being destroyed instead of ending up in the lake or in the hands of someone who abused prescription drugs," Graffin said.

In a span of four hours an estimated three to four tons of medication was collected. The DEA will destroy all of the drugs at another location.

Since the drug drop-off began in 2006, more than 18 tons of medicine have been collected in Milwaukee alone.