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Drug Test Kits to be Made Available in Harrison County


Free drug testing kits will soon be distributed to Harrison County residents.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld and Bridgeport Police Chief John Walker announced the program on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The drug tests produce results in less than 20 minutes. The test screens for a variety of commonly abused substances including marijuana, opioid painkillers, stimulants, tranquilizers, cocaine, methadone and PCP.

The kits also contain information on how parents can open a dialogue to discuss substance abuse with their children as well as helpful suggestions to locate educational and treatment resources. The kits contain a pre-stamped envelope to voluntarily report test results. However, no personal information is collected or tracked.