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Judge Sandy Estridge, left, presents a certificate to Lauren Foster, marking her completion of drug court. Foster is the county’s first graduate from the program.
Drug court produces its 1st success story

Courtroom B fell silent Tuesday as Randy Newman read the long list of crimes committed by Lauren Foster, and tears poured down the 31-year-old’s cheeks as she listened.
Then the Sixth Circuit solicitor asked the judge to dismiss all charges, and cheers and applause broke out. Foster became the first graduate of Newman’s drug court, a demanding program designed to treat drug abusers instead of imprisoning them.


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