On April 3rd, 2014 Detective Kim Lippincott of the District Attorney’s Office of Monroe County conducted a presentation at the Pen Argyl Masonic Lodge #594 in Pen Argyl, PA. The presentation took place after the conclusion of their monthly meeting and ceremony. Approximately twenty members of the fraternity were present including all of the officers and board members.
Detective Lippincott talked to the lodge members about the Monroe County Drug Task Force, covering topics including current drug trends, slang terminology and street costs of narcotics. She also spoke about gang activity in Monroe County emphasizing the importance of awareness and education.
After the presentation members were given the opportunity to ask questions and were very intrigued by the display of narcotics and drug paraphernalia that Detective Lippincott had brought with her. Lodge members remarked that they had never seen drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine. Detective Lippincott explained to the lodge members that it is important to become educated about drug use and criminal activity in their hometowns.
At the conclusion of her presentation Detective Lippincott was invited by the Worshipful Master to attend the First Responders Recognition Night at the Pen Argyl Masonic Lodge #594 on May 1st, 2014 which will be a short ceremony honoring First Responders throughout the area.