ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Former Maryland first lady Kendel Ehrlich has been sworn in as an assistant state's attorney in Anne Arundel County.
Ehrlich said Thursday she is excited to be part of the drug court team to help addicts get a second chance, as the state battles a drug epidemic. Drug court aims to help drug users in a supervised program lasting between 12 and 18 months.
Ehrlich has worked as a public defender in the county. She has been a prosecutor in Harford County.
Anne Arundel's program had its 10th anniversary this year. More than 435 people have participated. The program has had a total of 164 graduates. This year's graduating class was the largest.
Ehrlich is the wife of former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, a Republican who served from 2003 to 2007.