5th Grader Takes Stand Against Drugs

An Eastern Kentucky 5th grader told a packed Capital Rotunda crowd of how drugs turned his parent’s lives upside down.

Marcus Kidd of Wolfe County says his parents were both using drugs when he was three. He says he saw his mom and dad's hair turn yellow and their teeth fall out because of their addictions. Kidd's story was part of a rally in support of several bills dealing with substance abuse. Kidd brought a poster which helps tell his story of how drugs impacted his family.

"Another thing that happened is that we didn't see our parents a lot. We wouldn't see our parents because they would go get drugs and leave us somewhere," Kidd said.

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier to prosecute a person who is caught driving under the influence of drugs and one that would cut down on illegal internet prescription drug sales.

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