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Licking County Launching New Program For Low-Level Drug Offenders

A program starting this month will give first-time, low-level drug offenders in Licking County the opportunity to avoid a felony indictment. 

The Second Chance Diversion Program will give first-time offenders  treatment, counseling and community service. It was created after state lawmakers this fall reduced sentences for some low-level drug crimes.  The program is believed to be the first of its kind in Ohio.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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