Free drug test kits, car seats today in San Tan Valley

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The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition and Not My Kid youth education and resource organization for a national free drug test kit giveaway and child car seat safety event. The event is taking place through 4 p.m. today, Aug. 3, in the parking lot of the Native New Yorker restaurant at 1750 W. Hunt Highway.

The event is free to the public.

The event offers substance abuse prevention tools to families and communities in San Tan Valley just as kids are going back to school. As part of the event, Not My Kid will give away free drug-test kits and substance abuse prevention plans in order to better equip families to prevent drug use, according to a press release.

At this year’s event, sheriff’s office deputies are on hand promoting child car seat safety. In addition to helping families learn how to properly install the car seats, they will have a limited number of free child car seats and booster seats for families who needed them. There will be 20 car seats and 36 booster seats available.

“We want to help send a message to the community that properly buckling up you and your child in the car is the most effective way to prevent serious injuries in a collision,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in the release.

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