Judge: Sixth District drug court out of money

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – The Sixth Judicial District’s drug court program is out of money to make payroll for the year, and Adams County officials are asking other counties to kick in additional funds for the program.

The Natchez Democrat reports Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders met with the Adams County Board of Supervisors Thursday and told the supervisors the program is out of money.

The drug court program – which requires participants to undergo intensive, long-term treatment and counseling in exchange for reduced or dismissed charges – is funded by a grant, but Adams County supplements it with an additional $30,000 annually.

Adams County President Mike Lazarus says other counties in the district – Franklin, Wilkinson and Amite counties – are apparently not putting any money into the program.