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Three graduate from drug court

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By Lisa King

Three participants have graduated from the Shelby County Drug Court Program.

The graduation, held Friday, included recognition of both the graduates and Community Partners, as well as guests, by Judge Charles Hickman. Program Supervisor Elizabeth Nichols introduced the Drug Court Team, and Case Specialist Grace Hall presented Community Certificates of Appreciation.

Recovery Coordinator C.L. Jordan concluded the program with closing remarks.

 

The graduates

 

Nichole Collier

Collier entered Drug Court on June 6, 2008. Since her entry into Drug Court, she has completed 40 hours of community service in Shelby County. She has been involved in numerous Drug Court projects, such as Community Clean Up Week, Shop & Share for Domestic Shelters, and providing other Drug Court participants with a Prescription Drug Informational Presentation. Collier has also had the opportunity to regain custody of her son, Riley. She is employed full-time and is a student at Jefferson Community College.

 

Cindy Cooper

Cooper entered Drug Court on July 21, 2008. Since her entry into Drug Court, she has also completed 40 hours of local community service. Like Collier, she has been involved in numerous Drug Court projects, such as Community Clean Up Week, Shop & Share for Domestic Shelters, and providing other Drug Court participants with a Prescription Drug Informational Presentation.

A full-time employee, Cooper plans to attend college in the future. She has two children.

 

Keri Hunter

Hunter entered Drug Court on June 30, 2008.

Since her entry into Drug Court, she has also completed 40 hours of community service for Shelby County.

Like the other two graduates, she has been involved in numerous Drug Court projects, such as Community Clean Up Week, Shop & Share for Domestic Shelters, and providing other Drug Court participants with a Prescription Drug Informational Presentation. She has also created a scrapbook for the Shelby/Spencer County Drug Court.

While in Drug Court, Hunter has become co-owner of Ke-Ke Tanning, and now has the opportunity to become a more involved mother to her two children.