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Curry explains drug use consequences

The Red River Sun/Bev Odom Presenter Chad Curry, a paramedic in Lubbock, displays what synthetic drugs can do during his April 21 demonstration at Wellington High School. The 19-year-old Lubbock student pictured in the PowerPoint died shortly after “just one hit” of K2.

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Presenter Chad Curry, a paramedic in Lubbock, displays what synthetic drugs can do during his April 21 demonstration at Wellington High School. The 19-year-old Lubbock student pictured in the PowerPoint died shortly after “just one hit” of K2.

WELLINGTON — In his parenting tips, Chad Curry said to have that conversation, “Look in your kid’s car…you never know what you will find. Look around in your kid’s room. If you suspect or need proof, nicotine test your kid. As cheap as $2 per test, urine and saliva kits are available.”

Curry’s Wellington talk on the dangers of vaping and tobacco use began with a parent assembly at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, followed by an assembly for students in fifth through 12th grade at 2 p.m. in the Wellington High School auditorium.

“I’m tired of telling parents their baby is dead,” Curry said in his presentation. “I appreciate the school system being proactive.”

Curry sees first-hand the consequences of drug use and addiction as he serves as the training chief at University Medical Center in Lubbock, a certified flight paramedic and emergency medical service (EMS) instructor. He’s been with EMS since 1996 and has flown with AeroCare since 2000.

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