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Couture files bill to protect kids from drugs

State Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, has filed a bill to protect kids from parents abusing illicit drugs.

In a news release Monday, Couture noted that an increasing number of children in Washington are dying from exposure to fentanyl and other drugs in the home.

“Our children are our future and must be protected at all costs,” Couture stated in the news release. “The fact that children already under the care of the state with parents referred to the Department of Children Youth and Families are dying from fentanyl exposure is abhorrent and I will not stand by and watch it continue.”

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