‘Leaders in their own way’: 2 graduate from Big Island Drug Court

Big Island Drug Court held its 45th graduation ceremony for Elijah Prevetz-Lafayette, 32, (far left), and Antonio Paglinawan, 39, (far right), on Monday at drug court on Halekii Street. The graduates stand with Drug Court Judge Melvin Fujino (center) for a photo after the program. (Tiffany DeMasters/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA — Big Island Drug Court is about giving participants the tools to lead a clean and sober life. For Antonio Paglinawan and Elijah Prevetz-Lafayette that’s exactly what they gained after completing the program, ultimately giving them a second chance.