Judge Luann Cooperrider

A New Lexington youth charged with possession of marijuana was fined $150 of court costs. The youth’s driver’s license is suspended until age 19. They were ordered to attend counseling and complete the Choices Program. They were placed on Intensive Probation.

A 13-year-old Crooksville boy charged with a tobacco violation was fined $25 and court costs. He was ordered to attend the Tobacco Education Group.

A 16-year-old Mount Perry boy charged with probation violation was fined court costs. He was ordered to attend counseling and complete 20 hours of Community Service. He was placed at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

A 17-year-old Thornville boy charged with underage consumption was fined $150 and court costs. He was ordered to complete the Choices Program. He was placed on Intensive Probation and in the Youth and Family Services Program.

A 17-year-old Crooksville boy charged with underage consumption was fined $150 and court costs. His driver’s license is suspended until age 18. He was ordered to complete the Theft Program. He was placed on Intensive Probation and in the Intensive Outpatient Program at ALPHA.

A 16-year-old Corning boy charged with probation violation was fined court costs. He is unable to obtain his driver’s license until his behavior improves. He was ordered to attend counseling. He was placed at ALPHA, in Detention and on Intensive Probation.

A 16-year-old Thornville boy charged with probation violation was fined court costs. His driver’s license is suspended until he completes treatment successfully. He was ordered to complete the Theft Program. He was placed in Residential Drug Treatment through the Juvenile Court.

A 14-year-old Somerset girl charged with theft was fined $50, court costs and $20 restitution. She was ordered to write a letter of apology and complete the Theft Program.

A New Lexington youth charged with possession of marijuana was ordered to attend counseling and was placed on intensive Probation. They were placed in a 90-day Drug Treatment Program.

A 15-year-old Junction City girl charged with being unruly was fined court costs. She was ordered to attend counseling. She was placed at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

Court News

Judge Cooperrider held the ALPHA and Principal’s meeting on Oct. 19. This is held every other month and is conducted by Judge Cooperrider and the Juvenile Court staff. There were 34 people in attendance, including the schools, all counseling agencies, Perry Behavioral Health, the ALPHA staff, Children Services and Bob Meikle, the truancy officer. All the students from ALPHA discussed their progress. Judge Cooperrider and Probation Officers, Mendy Boley, Gary Martin and Jeff York, presented all the programs available to youth and families through the Juvenile Court. Allwell graciously hosted the lunch.

Eight Children Services cases were heard this week. One child was placed in the permanent custody of Children Services. Four children were placed in Foster Care and one child was placed with her father. One child was placed with an aunt and one child was placed with a great-grandmother. All parents were ordered to Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Mental Health Counseling. Supervised visitation was ordered and they must clear their drug tests.

Judge Cooperrider ordered three children to be removed on an ex parte basis and were placed with an approved family member.

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