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Drug Free Coalition promotes Tipline to report underage drinking parties

Posted 7 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – This photo was taken at Lyndonville’s High School Gymnasium with Lee Dillenbeck, Dean of Students; Sarah May, program assistant for Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition; Aaron Slack, Lyndonville High School principal; Candice Pretko, Lyndonville mental health counselor; and Jason Smith, Lyndonville Central School superintendent.

Press Release
Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition

LYNDONVILLE – Parents, adults, teachers and students have a number to call 24 hours a day to report underage drinking parties or other activities that may be harmful to the health, safety and welfare of young people.

The Underage Drinking Tipline is anonymous, confidential and free. By calling the Tipline at 1-800-851-1932 and providing basic information, a caller can potentially save a life and divert tragedy.

What happens when you call the Tipline? Call center staff are trained to notify the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department. If the party location is in the jurisdiction of another police agency such as the Medina or Albion police departments, call information will be promptly routed to the appropriate responding agency.

Sarah May, Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition program assistant, is working with coalition members to promote Tipline throughout Orleans County. This month, Tipline is featured on a Rt. 31 Medina billboard and lawn signs are being distributed to businesses and agencies in Orleans County.

“Do your part, if you know of underage drinking, call 1-800-851-1932 and take action to prevent harm caused by underage drinking,” May said.