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December 4, 2020

11/13/2020 1:46:00 PM
Drug court graduation segues into wedding, Browning and Rector unite in marriage
While there have been many individuals who have successfully completed the Iowa County Drug Treatment Court, it isn't very often that a graduation is followed by a marriage.
On a recent Thursday afternoon, it was an event for both.
Crystal Browning, not only became the next Iowa County Drug Court Graduate, but also gained a new last name. She married her love, Jeremiah Rector, who is also participating in the Iowa County Drug Treatment Court Program, with Iowa County Drug Court Judge Margaret Kohler officiating.
It was a great day for Browning not only knowing that she will be spending the rest of her life with Rector as her loved one, but has also chosen a sober life.
"I knew that I needed it, but I didn't know that I could do it," Browning said. "There were so many appointments so many things that I was told that I had to do to complete this program. I just swallowed my pride because I was looking for some kind of structure to help me get clean."
"I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for this program," Browning added. "Yes I made the choice to get clean, but without the structure of this program and everybody in this program that cares about me, I wouldn't be where I am today."
Many friends and family were present, both virtually and in person, for the occasion, as well as the Iowa County Treatment Court Team.
Iowa County Treatment Court is made up of many professional's from the criminal justice system. Melissa Peterson (Iowa County Treatment Court Coordinator and Substance Misuse Prevention Committee member), Jesse Brogley (Substance Abuse Counselor and Substance Misuse Prevention Committee member, District Attorney Matt Allen, Probation Agent Sonja Jansen, Public Defender Attorney Jeff Erickson, and Deputy Michael Peterson (Co-chair Substance Misuse Prevention Committee).





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