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NCSO employees complete specialized drug recognition training

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office recognized two employees at a ceremony Tuesday for specialized drug recognition training. Pictured here, from left, J.R. Harper, Drug Recognition Experts Training Coordinator for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center; Precious Johnson, senior program specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Cpl. Jacob Rice, Deputy Matt Holbrook and Sheriff Ezell Brown. (Special photo)

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office recognized two employees at a ceremony Tuesday for specialized drug recognition training. Pictured here, from left, J.R. Harper, Drug Recognition Experts Training Coordinator for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center; Precious Johnson, senior program specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Cpl. Jacob Rice, Deputy Matt Holbrook and Sheriff Ezell Brown. (Special photo)

COVINGTON — Newton County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Jacob Rice and Deputy Matthew Holbrook were recognized Tuesday for completing specialized training as Drug Recognition Experts (D.R.E.).

Both deputies received an award pin from Precious Johnson, senior program specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) and special recognition from J.R. Harper, D.R.E. training coordinator for Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

The pin awarded represents the amount of hard work, motivation and dedication Rice and Holbrook have shown by keeping drug impaired drivers off the streets in our community, the Sheriff’s Office said.