Prescription Drop Box Coming to Pawling!


Dear Neighbor,

I wanted to share with you some important news regarding our continued efforts to win the ongoing war on addiction.

The sad reality is that drug overdoses kill more people every year than traffic accidents.  Even more frightening, this problem is affecting an increasing number of teenagers, with one in four American teens saying they have misused or abused a prescription drug.  These unwanted drugs are poisoning our children and putting the safety of our families at risk.

As your State Senator I am proud to report that I was able to secure the necessary funding to sponsor a prescription drop box that is being placed at the Sheriff’s substation in Pawling.  Working in conjunction with County Executive Molinaro and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, this drop box will provide a safe place for folks to discard unused or unwanted drugs.

Here is what County Executive Molinaro said about this exciting news:

Opioid abuse is a national epidemic and our greatest public health crisis, and the Dutchess County Prescription Medication Drop Box Program will provide locations in several communities where residents can safely dispose of medications in sealed plastic bags.  Dutchess County appreciates the drop boxes which augment our efforts, but we can always use more to ensure powerful, sometimes dangerous, drugs don’t fall into an addict’s hands.

Pawling Supervisor David Kelly said:

We deeply appreciate Senator Murphy’s efforts to help stem the tide of prescription drug misuse.  Combined with the continued vigilance of our police department, this drop box will help us get more dangerous drugs off of the street.

If you have any questions about this great program please feel free to contact my office.


Dr. Terrence P. Murphy
New York State Senate
40th Senate District