Rusk County, TX Okays Drug Treatment Court
A Rusk County, TX district judge wants to establish the county's first drug court to handle first-time drug offenders.
Commissioners are scheduled to hear from District Court Judge Clay Gossett today about his plans to establish a drug court.
"Many of these offenders have families and work, and this is their only charge," Gossett said.
He said the county has not seen a spike in first-time drug offenders, but many people who come before his court need an opportunity to succeed without going to prison.
"By having the drug court, we can have open discussions where we talk about their addiction and how best to address it," the judge said