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Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. CONST. Art. V, §4,

IT IS ORDERED that Carol Clayton Ruff, Attorney at Law, Beaufort County, is hereby assigned to preside over the Drug Court for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.  Pursuant to this assignment, she may impose sanctions for violations of the conditions of the drug court treatment program.  Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, public service work, additional treatment, issuance of a bench warrant, incarceration, or termination of participation in the drug court treatment program.

This order takes effect immediately and remains in effect unless amended or rescinded by the Chief Justice.


S/Costa M. Pleicones
Costa M. Pleicones
Acting Chief Justice

September 22, 2009
Columbia, South Carolina