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Pinkston looking for room

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

BENTON - Drug Court Commissioner Jim Pinkston is just looking for a little room.

Pinkston met with Scott County commissioners during their regular session Tuesday to formally request the use of the office space currently in use by the county's department of economic development as a "mini-courtroom" for adult and family drug court hearings.

Pinkston said he hopes to have Scott County's adult drug court up and running in October.

In addition to a room, Pinkston said all he will need are two or three benches, a desk and a few chairs since he only meets with a single individual or family at a time.

Family drug court sessions are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, according to Pinkston. Adult drug court will probably be scheduled once a week.

County Clerk Rita Milam suggested using the county commission meeting room as the tentative drug court times do not conflict with county commission meetings.

In other Scott County commission business, commissioners accepted the sole bid of $2,500 for the county's old oil distributor. The buyer was Barney McNally of Pine Bluff, Ark.