Submitted by White County State's Attorney Denton Aud
"On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Jeffrey L. McPeek became the fifth graduate of the White County Drug Court Program. After living a significant part of his life in drug addiction and committing crimes, Jeff was shown love and kindness by members of the New Beginnings Church in Carmi where Jeff’s parents regularly attend. Jeff was introduced to Jesus Christ and began to see a life separate from homelessness, drug addiction, and crimes. Jeff was subsequently arrested in 2016 for a felony theft case that had previously occurred in 2015. Once in custody, Jeff was on the fast track back to the Illinois Department of Corrections; however, Jeff, having begun to change his life spiritually, sought a change to everything about his life. With the consent of his victim and strong support from his family and church, the Court gave Jeff an opportunity to complete Drug Court. If he failed, he was looking at an extended period in prison.
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