On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Swampscott Police Department together with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding a sixteenth nationwide, one-day collaborative prescription drug take-back initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our homes. This national initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications at the Police Station located at 531 Humphrey Street for destruction. Drop off times are between 10am and 2pm. NO syringes , needles or liquids will be accepted. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and pose a risk to public health and safety every day. Since the inception of this program in 2010 over 900,000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste has been collected and destroyed. The Swampscott Police Department is happy to support the New England Field Division of the DEA as we work together to reduce this growing problem.