Treatment court: An alternative to jailing for drug and alcohol offenses
Last updated 10/18/2019 at 12:38pm
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series looking at repeat offenders arrested in connection with drug and alcohol use.
Drug and alcohol abuse has been a large issue in the area for a very long time.
More than 65 percent of the people law enforcement officers arrest are reoffenders and more than 90 percent of the crimes in the area involving drugs and alcohol, officials report. This is a large drain on resources and tax dollars, local law enforcement representatives said, and something needs to be done.
Officials say much more is needed to be able to treat and deal with pe...