- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Adult drug courts in Mason and Greenbrier counties are holding a graduation ceremony this week.

The state Supreme Court says ceremonies will be held Friday in Point Pleasant and Lewisburg.

Friday’s graduation ceremony will be the first for the Mason County court.

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent D. Benjamin is set to attend the ceremony in Lewisburg for seven adults who will graduate from the Southeastern Regional Drug Court Program. Sixty-four adults who have completed the program since it began serving Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties in June 2009.

West Virginia has a growing network of adult and juvenile drug courts that serve as intensive supervision probation programs. Proponents of drug courts say they are much cheaper than incarcerating offenders and graduates are less likely to offend again.

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