KINGWOOD — Two years after the Preston County Commission began looking into a drug education program for elementary students, it is close to becoming a reality.

Commissioners Craig Jennings, Dave Price and Don Smith set aside $10,000 in the 2016-‘17 budget to begin a program of drug abuse prevention. They kept the money in the current fiscal year’s budget.

Price said they now hope to have at least part of the program in elementary schools this fall. Commissioners have said they want to focus first on younger students, to get the message out of the dangers of drug abuse.