LINCOLN -- Not quite a ton of unwanted, unused and old prescription drugs were turned in during another collection drive. One collection volunteer said 7 big boxes were filled the first hour. Law enforcement officials see it as a public safety and health issue. These medicines are susceptible to misuse or abuse if they get in the wrong hands. A collection usually results in 500 to 800 pounds of drugs being turned in, this time, the collection was 1,700 pounds. The next collection won't take place until April of next year.