Eastern District of Missouri

Project EARN
3:38 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Praises Mo. Federal Drug Court As National Model

Attorney General Eric Holder listens to Project EARN graduate Donnie Westrich on November 14, 2013.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal drug court established by the Eastern District of Missouri is exactly the kind of program needed to help address the country's soaring prison population.

"It's a holistic approach here," Holder said. "You have the court system, the prosecutor, the public defender's office the probation office. We just saw that this was kind of what we envisioned. It was something that we wanted to highlight and them duplicate."

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Drug cout tracker indicted
4:26 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Former Lincoln Co. detective accused of assaulting drug court participants

(via Flickr/steakpinball)

A former detective with the Lincoln County sheriff's office has been accused in a federal indictment of violating the rights of five women he was tracking as part of their participation in a drug court program.

The United States Attorney's office announced the charges against 49-year-old Scott Edwards on Thursday. He faces three federal felonies and two misdemeanors, including:

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