April 2011
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 District Judge Tom Landrith (left) of Ada receives a surprise gift at East Central University on Wednesday from Cincinnati Bengals football player Roy Williams (center) and Reggie Whitten of Oklahoma City. The gift, a photograph of Williams’ outstanding play that sealed the game for the University of Oklahoma over the University of Texas in 2001, honors Landrith’s work with the Pontotoc County Drug Court which he established in 1997. ECU President John Hargrave said Landrith was one of the early believers that addicts do not belong in prison – they belong in treatment – and that Landrith has worked countless hours to bring that about. Landrith said the Drug Court program has touched a lot of families and is one of the most important things he’s ever done. The presentation was made during Whitten’s program, “Substance Abuse: Perception vs. Reality.”

District Judge Tom Landrith (left) of Ada receives a surprise gift at East Central University on Wednesday from Cincinnati Bengals football player Roy Williams (center) and Reggie Whitten of Oklahoma City. The gift, a photograph of Williams’ outstanding play that sealed the game for the University of Oklahoma over the University of Texas in 2001, honors Landrith’s work with the Pontotoc County Drug Court which he established in 1997. ECU President John Hargrave said Landrith was one of the early believers that addicts do not belong in prison – they belong in treatment – and that Landrith has worked countless hours to bring that about. Landrith said the Drug Court program has touched a lot of families and is one of the most important things he’s ever done. The presentation was made during Whitten’s program, “Substance Abuse: Perception vs. Reality.”