An effort to provide free saliva-based drug testing kits to parents at various locations in Whitley County has been delayed.
The “Give Me A Reason” drug prevention initiative is a voluntary drug-testing program through the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and Operation UNITE.
The program is designed as a way for youth to avoid peer pressure and give them a reason to say no to drug use, such as the fact that their parent’s drug test them.
Operation UNITE recently got 10,000 drug testing kits that will be distributed to the public.
Carl Varney, a coalition coordinator for Operation UNITE, said late Monday afternoon that distribution of the kits will probably be delayed until at least early April.