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MCSD Donates $5,000 to JACOA

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- The Madison County Sheriff's Department gave away some of the money, Monday it had taken in through fines for drug offenses.

Sheriff David Woolfork presented a $5,000 check to JACOA, or the Jackson-area Council on Alcoholism.

JACOA provides in-patient treatment for those struggling with alcohol and substance abuse. The donation will help the agency continue providing its free services.

"We're trying to take citizens who come in with substance abuse issues and through treatment through our programs and services were trying to turn out a better citizen someone that's able to go back to work and these families and give back to society," said Barry Cooper, executive director of JACOA.

The money collected through fines from drug-related offenses can only be used for drug education or to further a drug investigation.