On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Attorney General-Elect Andy Beshear issued the following statement on the success of the Rocket Docket Initiative.
“I was glad to see the effectiveness of the Rocket Docket Initiative in expediting cases, saving tax dollars, and most importantly, moving low-level drug offenders into treatment. Ending drug abuse is one of my top priorities as Attorney General. Enforcement is critical, but we must continue to ensure Kentuckians who fall victim to addictive drugs find the medical and personal support they need to beat their addiction and get their lives back on track. The Prosecutors Advisory Council and our local prosecutors should be commended for successfully using funds from the Heroin Bill to enhance the use of rocket docket prosecutions in controlled substances cases. As Attorney General, I’m looking forward to working with them on this and their many other successful initiatives.”