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Metro Drug Task Force Detective Talks About Drug Use in Kids

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Metro Drug Task Force Officials say drugs continue to plague area high schools. They say out on the streets they are seeing more young kids getting involved with drugs.

A Metro Drug Task Force detective speaking at Hanford High said that by the time kids are high school seniors, 85% of them will have tried pot.

And with marijuana, they say, comes other drugs, like meth, which can cause holes in the brain like those that are seen in scizophrenia patients.

And detectives say that if your kids are in school, they probably know at least one way they could get drugs.

They say the number one thing you can do to keep your kids away from drugs is to establish a good relationship with them and talk to them first if you think there is a problem. If that doesn't work, they say doctors can test for most types of drugs.

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