Free drug test kits offered to parents of minors


Parents and guardians of children under 18 can receive two free drug test kits to privately monitor their kids behavior from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department as part of the “Test, Don’t Guess” program.

The kits can be picked up at Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco’s offices in Riverhead and Yaphank.

“This is an important program that provides parents with the privacy that other options simply do not offer,” said Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley), who chairs the Public Safety Committee. “If you are concerned about your child and are suspicious they may be using drugs, I urge you to take advantage of this free kit. We have a major drug epidemic on Long Island and this can assist in addressing the situation before it is too late.”

For more information, residents can call the sheriff’s office at 852-3436 or Legislator Browning’s office at 852-1300.