Here and Now Local News

A new law goes into effect today which could change how Louisville police treat anyone caught with drugs. The law is meant to reduce prison costs and crowding largely by steering drug offenders toward treatment programs. Police will issue citations for misdemeanor drug crimes, such as marijuana possession, but they will have more flexibility around making actual arrests.  On Here and Now, Todd Mundt discussed some of the finer points of the new law with Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White.

Brad Yost is a producer for WFPL News and Louisville Public Media.