It appears state cuts will cause the charges against hundreds of people to be dropped .
Public advocacy officials in Bell County say there are an increasing number of drug cases and they're required by law to represent everyone who can't get their own attorney.
State lawmakers cut their funds. So they say they'll soon have to start dismissing hundreds of less serious cases.
Public advocacy officials say public defenders across eastern Kentucky will also soon have to make adjustments but it appears no attorneys will lose their jobs as once thought.