In this 2011 photo, Judge Gerald Smoak offers advice to a graduate of the Beaufort County Adult Drug Court program. Smoak, who came out of retirement to lead the program, retired for the second time last week.
In this 2011 photo, Judge Gerald Smoak offers advice to a graduate of the Beaufort County Adult Drug Court program. Smoak, who came out of retirement to lead the program, retired for the second time last week. File / Staff photo
In this 2011 photo, Judge Gerald Smoak offers advice to a graduate of the Beaufort County Adult Drug Court program. Smoak, who came out of retirement to lead the program, retired for the second time last week. File / Staff photo

Retiring Beaufort County Drug Court judge transformed court, offenders' lives

February 17, 2013 10:30 PM