Drug Court Graduation in Lauderdale County

The 10th Judicial District Drug Court recognized its graduates Wednesday afternoon. It was the second graduation for the Drug Court. State Representative Alyce Clark of Jackson spoke to the graduates. The Court allows drug offenders to go through a program to remain sober and avoid jail time. Violent offenders are not qualified, and participants must perform community service, earn their high school diplomas if they don't have one, and fullfill various obligations. Judge Veldore Young oversees the Court. Representative Clark says it's a program that saves lives, saves families, and saves the State of Mississippi money.