Tusc. councilman Kip Tyner enters plea in pending drug charges

Tusc. councilman Kip Tyner enters plea in pending drug charges

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Tuscaloosa City Councilman Kip Tyner entered a plea Dec. 30 on a pending charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He will enter a "pretrial diversion program" called C.L.E.A.N. during which he will be under court supervision, submit to drug tests, possible drug treatment, serve community service hours, and pay all court costs.

A release from the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's Office states that most C.L.E.A.N. participants are in the program for about a year. If they don't meet all the requirements set by the court, or don't graduate, they may face incarceration. Only non-violent, first-time offenders are allowed in C.L.E.A.N.

Some of the goals of C.L.E.A.N. include providing quick court intervention and any drug treatment a defendant may need so he or she will be less likely to re-offend.

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