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New Drug Provider Discussed in County Court

New drug provider for inmates and indigent health discussed.
Cindy Roller
Cooper Review
Inside the Delta County Jail facility in Cooper.

Pharmacist and owner Stacy Cody of Cody Drug approached the Delta County Commissioners Court about serving for the indigent healthcare and jail, in light of the closing of Miller’s Pharmacy.

“We are here to take care of people,” said Stacy Cody, friends with Yogi Patel and Marion Miller. He said he was familiar with this program since he provides for Sulphur Springs. “We started six and half years ago with zero customers – more than Wal-Mart and CVS.” He will be delivering prescriptions to residents of Cooper and in-town businesses.

During the announcements Delta County Judge Jason Murray stated Netha Cregg, of the Tax Assessor-Collector’s office, will be retiring on Friday, Aug. 19 after 22 years of service.

Delta County Administrative Assistant Debbie Huie presented an issue with an Internal Revenue Service regulation and number of County employees. She said Delta County can’t go over 49.5 employees or would be at risk for a minimum $40,000 fine. The options discussed were: 1. Budget for the fine, 2. Set a policy to not exceed 49.5 employees, 3. Explore insurance options, possibly employee cost-sharing. More research on insurance quotes is being gathered. No action was taken.

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith reported the Jail to be at full capacity with 24 inmates.

The next Commissioners Court meeting will be on Monday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. This is also the first day of school.