Clay Thomas Speaks to Club


20160315ClayThomasClay Thomas, (right), Assistant District Attorney, Lee County, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club on March 15 about his work with the Drug Court. In particular, he spoke of his work as prosecutor with drug addicts on their addiction. When an addict is arrested mainly for possession and not for any more serious crimes, they are offered a chance at rehabilitation rather than jail. Under the supervision of the Court, they are offered a program of drug testing, curfews, and community service. They must also pay any fines assessed for their previous possession of illegal drugs (opioids, heroin, methamphetamine, etc.).  In the past year, about 10 people have completed the program and about 30 are still in it. So far, recidivism is zero. Pictured with Thomas is Club President John Ramage.