Prescription drug drop off at Penn Yan Public Safety

The Sheriff’s Office now has prescription drug 24X 7 drop-off collection unit in the lobby of the Public Safety Building thanks to a donation of the Penn Yan Lions Club. Sheriff Ron Spike explained that the “Drug Take Back” program is offered in the spring and fall every year, but more and more we realized people requested and needed the availability of a secured drop off location for safe discarding any time. The unit is designed like a metal locked commercial mail box drop and deputies can regularly take the drugs from it and secure them in the evidence storage room for holding till the take-back dates where the DEA can dispose of them properly.Penn Yan Lions Club President Brue Roe said, “The Lions Club considers this a community service project helping to prevent the misuse of expired, unwanted, unused drugs lying in medicine cabinets for safe disposable. This donation meets our “We Serve” motto.” The Lions club has been active in the Penn Yan community for over 40 years and supports sight and health, youth, as well building play grounds, handicapped ramps for the needy, and several other community enhancement projects.Items accepted include prescription medications, patches, pet meds, over the counter meds, vitamins, and drug samples. Not acceptable our needles (sharps) aerosols or thermometers.“This Lions Club donation supports our goal to prevent pill abuse, misuse and theft, while addressing vital issues of public safety, public health, and protecting our environment,” said Sheriff Spike, “I thank the Penn Yan Lions Club for partnering with us in this community effort.”

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