The opening ceremonies for a program aimed at reducing repeat offenders when it comes to drug crimes in McDowell County are set to be held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Circuit Judge Booker T. Stephens of the 8th District Court will host the ceremony opening the Adult Drug Court in the county. The event is scheduled for Noon.
The drug court was established on June 16, 2015 and the first participant was accepted into the program on Nov. 24. The keynote speaker at the ceremony will be the Honorable Justice Brent Benjamin with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.