SYRACUSE — After months of planning, 525 Foundation and Syracuse Police Department is proud to unveil Drop 2 Stop prescription drug dropbox at the Syracuse Police Department.
525 Foundation officials and Syracuse Police will host an unveiling of the new dropbox at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Syracuse Police Department main lobby, 310 N. Huntington St.
Officials will include Becky Savage, Co-Founder 525 Foundation and James M. Layne, chief of police.
The program features specially designed, secure boxes that allow people to properly dispose of expired or unneeded drugs anytime.
“We’ve seen a tremendous response from people in our community during our pill drop events at local fire stations,” said 525 Foundation President Becky Savage. “This program offers a safe and convenient way for people to properly dispose of unused or expired medications. These boxes will also serve as a visual reminder, encouraging everyone to be a part of the solution, making our community a safer place.”
“We are grateful to the 525 Foundation for their donation of a new drug disposal box. This will
replace our older drug box with a much safer and more visible box. Over the last year the Syracuse
Police Department has taken in over 460 pounds of prescription drugs for disposal. This helps
tremendously in keeping drugs off the street and out of the hands of our youth. We highly
encourage anyone that has medications to dispose of to use the drug box. It is available 24/7 for
the public’s use. Items that are not allowed in the box are needles, inhalers, aerosol cans,
thermometers, lotions, liquids, and Hydrogen Peroxide,.” said Layne.
Drop 2 Stop is funded by the 525 Foundation. The new collection box will be located outside of the
Syracuse Police Department.
“This is just the start of a great relationship between 525 Foundation and the Syracuse Police Department. This was an opportunity to look at what drop boxes they did have in the area and improve on them and make them safer,” said Savage.