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Record number of drugs collected in Waukesha County for 'Drug Take-Back Day'

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin residents are stepping up their participation in a statewide drug take-back program.

On Monday in Waukesha County, officials processed drugs collected in one secure location. Attorney Brad Schimel called the results "thrilling."

Drug Take-Back Day is an initiative to keep expired and unwanted medications away from people who may abuse them.

"I've been told that we've collected 6,500 pounds, which is a record in Waukesha County. We couldn't do it without the great participation of other law enforcement agencies and the citizens who turned the drugs over," said Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson.

Wisconsin usually ranks only behind California and Texas in the number of drugs collected. 

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