September 23, 2014
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Police in Henderson are providing free
home saliva testing kits to parents who want to check their
children for drug use.
Officer Ryan Brightwell says three-piece kits are 99-point-5
percent accurate in detecting seven drugs.
That includes methamphetamine, cocaine, P-C-P, marijuana,
opiates and a common ingredient in prescription sedatives.
Brightwell tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the department
used a 17-thousand dollar federal grant to buy almost two-thousand
of the tests.
They're being distributed at a police community relations office
at the Galleria at Sunset mall.
Parents also get free literature including a drug identification
guide and a list of youth drug treatment centers.
They fill out anonymous letters so police can track the
effectiveness of the test.
Henderson is Nevada's second-largest city, near Las Vegas.
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