CADIZ, Ky. (3/6/14) — The Cadiz Police Department has teamed with the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force to provide free drug testing kits for parents who may suspect their children are using illegal drugs.
The test kits come with full instructions on how to administer them and allows parents to test their children without worrying if there will be law enforcement follow-up, arrest, or prosecution.
"We would rather parents test than guess when it comes to whether their child is using drugs," said Cadiz Police Chief Chad Grace. "Parents who determine there may be a drug problem with their child can then seek help, or they can request additional information from the police department about their options for treatment."
The free kits will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from at the Cadiz Police Department, 11 Marion Street, Cadiz.
Chief Grace says the test results may not be 100 percent accurate due to several reasons.
"There are several factors to consider when administering these type of non-specific tests to include the amount of time since the drug was taken or the use of over-the-counter medication," Chief Grace said. "However, we hope parents can at least gather enough information to determine if they need to pursue the issue further."
There is a limited supply of free drug kits, however additional kits may be purchased at a later time if demand is high.
"We just want to help protect our children," said Chief Grace. "This is another tool parents can use to prevent their children from becoming users of illegal drugs or addicts."
Information provided by Sgt. Scott Brown
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