Drug Court Eligibility/Suitability


  • Charged with a lower level controlled substance crime
  • Crow Wing County resident
  • Determined to be amenable to probation and in need of treatment
  • May no have a conviction for a disqualifying crime of violence
  • May not have 3 or more felony convictions within 7 years preceding drug court screening
  • May not have a prior involuntary discharge from a substance abuse court
  • Must be 18 years of age


  • If suitable, the person is referred for drug court and a chemical use assessment
  • These individuals are then screened by a probation officer to determine suitability for the program
  • These individuals will be preliminarily screened by the prosecuting attorney to determine basic eligibility criteria