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Posted on: June 13, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Supervisor Schaffer Joins Sheriff DeMarco to Announce “Test - Don’t Guess” Drug Program


Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco to announce the Town of Babylon’s participation in the “Test – Don’t Guess” initiative. This program will provide free at-home drug testing kits to parents, which will allow them to personally ensure their child’s safety. With high school proms, graduation parties, and summer laid out before the young adults of our community, the front line in our fight against drug use is parental supervision.

“It’s important that parents communicate with their children, take an active role in their safety, and follow whatever steps they can to prevent drug use at a young age,” said Supervisor Schaffer. “This is also a great tool for teens to use to resist peer pressure, as they will know that a home drug test is always a possibility. I thank Sheriff Demarco for providing these drug testing kits and taking an active role in the fight against substance abuse among our youth.”

The at-home kits include a urine drug test kit as well as alcohol detection swaps. The kits will be available free of charge through the Town of Babylon Youth Bureau. The kits were purchased by the County Sheriff’s Office using seized drug trade monies.

"Supervisor Schaffer has made the well-being of the town's youth a priority of his work in public office,” said Sheriff DeMarco. “I look forward to working together, along with the Town Board and the Youth Bureau, to ensure that parents throughout Babylon have easy access to our drug and alcohol test kits."

For more information or to pick-up an at-home home drug test, please contact the Town of Babylon Youth Bureau at 631-422-7660 or visit them at the Town Hall Annex at 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon.

Pictured are (left to right): Deanne Casale, Vice President of the West Babylon Main Street Organization; Diane Thiel, President of the West Babylon Main Street Organization; Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma; Sheriff DeMarco; Supervisor Schaffer; Town Clerk Carol Quirk; Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez; Councilman Tom Donnelly; Claire McKeon, Director of Babylon Youth Bureau; and Delores Bocklett, Director of Babylon Drug & Alcohol Services.

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