BANGOR — Maine residents turned in more than 7 tons of unwanted prescription drugs during last month’s national drug take-back initiative.

The Bangor Police Department says Mainers turned in more unwanted drugs per capita than any other state during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29.

In all, Mainers turned in 14,140 pounds, making it the No. 1 collection state in New England.

Police say Maine was the sixth-ranked state for amount of drugs collected during the day, behind California, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania.