Otoe County residents disposed of 83 pounds of unnecessary medications at a collection event sponsored Sept. 29 in Nebraska City and Syracuse.
Police Sgt. Dana Schebaum reports 52 pounds were collected at city hall in Nebraska City and Otoe County Sheriff's Deputy Nick Shimmel reports 31 pounds collected at the fairgrounds in Syracuse.
Medications were turned over the federal Drug Enforcement Agency for incineration.
This event brings the total amount of medications collected in 2011 and 2012 to 296 pounds.