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Drug Control Unit

prescription disposal unit The Drug Control Unit is under the command of :
Detective Lieutenant Patrick Glynn
Phone: (617) 745-5750
e-mail: Lieutenant Detective Patrick Glynn

To submit an anonymous drug tip, email or use this form.

The Quincy Police Department encourages people who have become addicted to seek treatment. The best way is to discuss the issue with your doctor.

To find treatment on your own, use the services of the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. You can call 800-327-5050 or use the online tool here.

Prescription Drug Disposal

Prescription Drug and Syringe Disposal Research shows that many people who become addicted to heroin and other opioids began their drug use by taking drugs from family members or by abusing painkillers they were prescribed. The Quincy Police Department urges residents to dispose of all prescription drugs as soon as the medication is no longer needed.     For your convenience, the Department maintains a drug disposal receptacle in the lobby at Police Headquarters. You can bring in your unused medications 24 hours a day, seven days per week. You don’t need an appointment, and no one will ask you any questions.

Please check this list carefully

Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medications in glass or leak proof containers.

Not Accepted
Needles (sharps), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medications from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers.

Syringe Disposal
Used needles and other sharps are dangerous if not disposed of safely because they can injure people and spread infections that cause serious health conditions. Manet Community Health Center offers a syringe disposal kiosk for safe disposal at the North Quincy site at 110 West Squantum Street. The kiosk is located in the main entrance vestibule. Used sharps can be brought to the kiosk in a secured sharps container (coffee cans, small laundry detergent containers can be used).

Syringe disposal is available during the following hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM