Northern Marianas to introduce specialised drug court

8:39 pm on 27 October 2015

There are plans in the Northern Marianas to establish a specialised drug court to deal with what a superior court judge says is the scourge of methamphetamine in the territory.

Judge David Wiseman says the proposed court will be a specialised, problem-solving court that incorporates drug dependency treatment with intensive court supervision.

It will focus on people with a history of drug abuse and drug-related crime offienders who have serious criminal records and addictions.