Drug Court Graduation


Logan County Drug Court hosts graduation program

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Chris Newsome, a drug court graduate, said the Logan County Drug Court was his second chance and that he had been taught how to live his life without drugs. Newsome said he has been sober 20 months, will graduate in May with an Associate’s Degree and has a job that he loves.


Logan County Circuit Judge William Witten presented two juveniles certificates of complete from the Logan County Juvenile Drug Court on Friday, November 6.


The Logan County Drug Court held a graduation program for two juveniles and an adult on Friday, November 6, in the Logan County Commission building.

Michael Browning read a congratulatory message from Senator Joe Manchin and Chad Story read a message from Congressman Evan Jenkins. Other speakers included State Senator Art Kirkendoll; Family Court Judge Chris Workman; Logan County Magistrate Dwight Williamson; Delegate Justin Marcum; PIECES director Jeremy Farley; a recent drug court graduate Chris Newsome and Logan Circuit Judge William Witten.

Judge Witten, who presented certificates of completion to the two juveniles, said the Logan County Juvenile Drug Court began in April 2009.

“There have been almost 100 referrals with 51 active participants,” Witten said. “Juvenile drug court is designed as a 28-week program. It usually takes a little longer than that.”

Witten said, including the two juveniles graduating Friday, there have been 26 juveniles who have graduated from the program.

The Logan County Adult Drug Court opened in 2008. Since inception, there have been 179 referrals with 130 accepted, 49 denied, 47 terminated and 36 graduating.

Chris Newsome, a drug court graduate, said the Logan County Drug Court was his second chance and that he had been taught how to live his life without drugs. Newsome said he has been sober 20 months, will graduate in May with an Associate’s Degree and has a job that he loves.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Drug_Newsome-CMYK.jpgChris Newsome, a drug court graduate, said the Logan County Drug Court was his second chance and that he had been taught how to live his life without drugs. Newsome said he has been sober 20 months, will graduate in May with an Associate’s Degree and has a job that he loves.

Logan County Circuit Judge William Witten presented two juveniles certificates of complete from the Logan County Juvenile Drug Court on Friday, November 6.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Drug_Witten-CMYK.jpgLogan County Circuit Judge William Witten presented two juveniles certificates of complete from the Logan County Juvenile Drug Court on Friday, November 6.
Logan County Drug Court hosts graduation program

Martha Sparks

[email protected]

Martha Sparks is a reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks

Martha Sparks is a reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks

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