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Wabasha County Sheriff's office to offer drug kits for parents

Parents in Wabasha County will soon be able to test their children for drugs in the privacy of their own homes, thanks to the local sheriff's department. The drugs kits put together by the sheriff's office cost twenty dollars and are seen as a way for parents to test their kids for drug and alcohol abuse without getting the authorities involved. In an interview with KTTC-TV, Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsh stated, "My feeling as law enforcement and as a parent [is] that kids don't have rights if they are using drugs or alcohol. It's a parent's responsibility to do everything they can to keep them clean." Half the money made from the sale of the kits will go toward the county's drug programs.