TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – Prevention of prescription drug abuse, and accidental ingestion, is all part of the plan behind National Prescription Drug “Take-Back Day”.

On Saturday, officials, including Attorney General Pam Bondi, encouraged Floridians to unload any expired or unwanted medicines. The service was free and anonymous–no questions asked.

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Organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the goal was to rid homes of unused medications in an effort to prevent accidental ingestion, misuse, and abuse.

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The sixth annual event took place Saturday at various locations.

Since the start of the “Take Back Day”, Floridians have disposed of approximately 32 tons of prescription drugs.

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According to Special Agent Mark R. Trouville of the DEA, “”Florida has come a long way since 2009 when the state was considered ground zero for prescription drug abuse.”