Lions Club Donates $500 Toward Purchase of New Prescription Drug Drop Box at PPD

Lions Club Donates $500 Toward Purchase of New Prescription Drug Drop Box at PPD

PULLMAN, WA - The Pullman Lions Club has donated $500 toward the purchase of a new prescription drug drop box at the Pullman Police Department. The previous box lacked sufficient security to prevent unauthorized access, according to officials. The Lions Club donation made the purchase possible for a replacement drug drop box that features an anti-tamper element.

From the PPD:
Secure prescription collection is an important health and safety service. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses resulting from these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Pullman has become a regional leader in this effort by providing a prescription drug drop box available 24 hours a day, everyday in the Police Department since 2010. Since then, the Pullman Police Department has collected and disposed of over 1,725 pounds of prescription drugs.

Pullman Lion’s Club Treasurer Tom Tippett presented the donation to Chief Jenkins. A Lion’s Club emblem was affixed to the box in recognition of the donation.
Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said, “I greatly appreciate t
he support of the Pullman Lion’s Club. This is an example of a community partnership that will benefit the entire community.”
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