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Obama Pardons 2016 List By State: Drug Dealers, Gun Offenders

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Maurice Cawthon, one of the offenders who received clemency from Obama. (Change.org)

President Barack Obama’s 2016 wave of sentence commutations and pardons has cut short the sentences of career criminals, meth and cocaine dealers, and gun offenders, including some men dubbed the most significant drug dealers in their communities.

In some cases, judges had already rejected their bids for sentence reductions, and law enforcement agencies spent years painstakingly building cases against major drug dealers.

In other cases, on December 19, Obama commuted the sentences of a series of people imprisoned for life terms over drug offenses because of three-strikes laws, including marijuana dealing, as well as people who demonstrated that they were candidates for a second change. The New York Times described it as “one of the larger uses of the presidential power to show mercy in modern presidential history,” saying Obama has now shown clemency to 1,324 people.

Obama’s pardons went to everyone from a former court staff who took bribes to a former Pittsburgh City Council member, Sala Udin, who was “a onetime Freedom Rider who was beaten up registering voters in 1960s Mississippi.” His offense: “Driving fellow protesters home from the South, he was stopped for speeding in Kentucky and arrested after police found an unloaded shotgun and a jug of moonshine in the car,” said Yahoo News.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: US President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a news conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House, November 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later today President Obama will depart for his final foreign trip to Athens, Berlin, and Lima, Peru. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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The list so far did not include high-profile possibilities like Hillary Clinton, Bill Cosby, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Leonard Peltier, each of whom would be a stunning development were it to occur.

The White House announced the pardons and commutations in a press release. On December 19, Obama granted “commutation of sentence to 153 individuals and pardons to 78 individuals.”

Here is a full list broken down by state with some details about what people did:

Pardons

Taiwan

Caryn Lynn Camp, fka Caryn Lynn Camp-Kenworthy – Taichung, Taiwan R.O.C.
Offense: Wire fraud (10 counts); mail fraud (two counts); conspiracy to steal trade secrets; conspiracy to transport stolen goods; interstate transportation of stolen goods (District of Maine)
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $7,500 restitution (December 7, 1999)

States

Alabama

Jesse Daniel Burgher, aka Jessie Burgher – Montgomery, AL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana (Southern District of Florida)
Sentence: 60 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (September 8, 1989)

Arkansas

Allen Wayne Parker – Fort Smith, AR

According to Arkansas Online, Parker, a former Fort Smith police officer, took property seized by authorities from evangelist Tony Alamo.

Offense: Officer of U.S. stealing property of another (Western District of Arkansas)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon an undetermined term of home confinement and five weekends of intermittent confinement; $1,000 fine (May 1, 1991)

Arizona

Donald Lee Gilbert – Phoenix, AZ
Offense: Interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle (District of Maine)
Sentence: Two years’ probation (October 19, 1964)

Victoria Hunter Lowe – Tucson, AZ
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine (Western District of Texas)
Sentence: 46 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (July 18, 2006)

California

Dolly Ann Chamberlain, fka Dolly Ann Taylor – Herald, CA
Offense: Conversion of government money (Eastern District of California)
Sentence: 36 months’ probation, including 180 days of home confinement; $3,000 fine; $82,673.06 restitution (September 23, 2002)

Lehi Victoria Dickey, aka Lahi Dickey, fka Lehi Dickey Bryant – Oakland, CA
Offense: Bank embezzlement (Northern District of California)
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $1,000 fine (September 13, 1985)

Ralph Allen Hoekstra, aka Ralph Alan Hoekstra – Huntington Beach, CA
Offense: Importing wildlife contrary to law (Central District of California)
Sentence: One year of probation; $5,000 fine (January 19, 2005)

Fabius Romero Jones – Oakland, CA
Offense: Theft from interstate shipment (Northern District of California)
Sentence: One year of probation; $100 fine (August 24, 1977)

Dean Robert Kondo – Daly City, CA
Offense: Possession of counterfeit currency (Northern District of California)
Sentence: 12 months and one day of imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (July 19, 2000)

John Frederick McNeely, Jr. – Santa Ana, CA
Offense: Receiving counterfeit government obligations (Central District of California)
Sentence: Three years’ probation (July 27, 1970)

Michael Slavinsky – Irvine, CA
Offense: Misdemeanor illegal supplementation of salary by an employee of the United States (District of Columbia)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon performance of 50 hours of community service; $10,000 restitution (January 7, 1998)

Colorado

Randy Dale Cantu – Niwot, CO
Offense: Conspiracy; falsely making and forging endorsement on government bonds (Southern District of Georgia)
Sentence: Five years’ probation; $169.80 restitution (February 8, 1978)

Connecticut

Pamela Ann Golemba – Enfield, CT
Offense: Conspiracy to export cocaine (District of Connecticut)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, including six months’ house arrest; $2,500 fine (December 15, 1989)

Dawn Mascari, fka Dawn Steponavich – North Branford, CT
Offense: Aiding and abetting in illegal gambling operation (District of Connecticut)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon two months’ home confinement; $2,000 fine (April 23, 2002)

Florida

Karim Riad Georgy – Tampa, FL
Offense: Acquiring and possessing controlled substances by fraud, deception, or subterfuge (Middle District of Florida)
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $1,500 fine; $1,000 restitution (November 6, 2001) (as amended January 28, 2002)

Richard Allen Graham – Callahan, FL
Offense: Destruction of mail matter by a postal employee (Middle District of Florida)
Sentence: One year of probation, including 25 hours of community service (December 19, 2008)

Christopher Muratore – Tampa, FL

According to the Tampa Bay Times, in 2001, “Muratore, a former staffer for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, was convicted with two other men in a scam that bilked the government of hundreds of thousands of dollars.” The newspaper said the pardon “would clear his record so he could serve as a legal guardian for his profoundly autistic daughter Kasey.”

Offense: Devising a scheme to defraud the United States of money and property and devising a scheme to deprive the United States Bankruptcy Court and the citizens of the United States of honest services (Middle District of Florida)
Sentence: 36 months’ probation, including six months’ home detention; $107,850 restitution (September 25, 2001)

Erica Renee Ramos, fka Erica Renee DeVore, fka Erica Renee Ramirez – Port St. Lucie, FL
Offense: Use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug felony (Middle District of Florida)
Sentence: Two years’ probation (February 20, 2003)

Adam Philip Ricciardiello – Naples, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana (District of Vermont)
Sentence: Time served; three months’ residence in a community confinement center; four years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 200 hours of community service; $5,000 fine (July 1, 2002) (as amended July 3, 2002 and January 28, 2003)

Georgia

Juleen Nicole Henry – Duluth, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana (Eastern District of Michigan)
Sentence: Time served (115 days’ imprisonment); two years’ supervised release (April 23, 2001)

Serena Denise Nunn – Atlanta, GA
Offense: Aiding and abetting in the attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine (District of Minnesota)
Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (sentence commuted) (April 11, 1990)

Idaho

Brenda Lorene Sinclair, fka Brenda Lorene Pontius – Boise, ID
Offense: Receiving, possessing, concealing and disposing of stolen money (District of Oregon)
Sentence: Ten years’ imprisonment; five years’ probation; $1,986 restitution (October 27, 1986)

Richard Earl Smout – Blackfoot, ID
Offense: Possession of stolen mail (District of Utah)
Sentence: Time served (77 days’ imprisonment) and two years’ supervised release (November 20, 2001)

Illinois

Theresa Renee Gardley, fka Theresa Renee Naper, fka Theresa Renee Thornton – Hillside, IL
Offense: Unlawful use of an unauthorized access device (Southern District of Texas)
Sentence: Three years’ imprisonment, suspended; five years’ probation, conditioned upon 200 hours of community service; $6,411 restitution (December 9, 1988)

Maine

Robert Spencer Baines – South Thomaston, ME
Offense: Conspiracy to possess, possession with intent to distribute over 1,000 pounds of marijuana (District of Maine)
Sentence: Six years’ imprisonment (July 31, 1986)

Francis Joseph O’Hara, Sr. – Camden, ME
Offense: Conspiracy to restrain, suppress and eliminate competition by rigging bids; conspiracy with others to knowingly and willfully make and use false documents containing false statements in matters within the jurisdiction of the Defense Personnel Support Command (District of Maine)
Sentence: Six months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release; $200,000 fine; $950,000 restitution (September 13, 1991)

Maryland

Ronald Lee Eyler – Williamsport, MD
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in excess of one kilogram of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine (District of Maryland)
Sentence: Two years’ imprisonment (March 9, 1992)

Robin Shelley Soodeen – Upper Marlboro, MD
Offense: Bank embezzlement (District of Columbia)
Sentence: Eight months’ halfway house confinement; five years’ supervised release; $49,000 restitution (October 2, 2001)

Massachusetts

Mark Edward Johnson – Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
Offense: Conspiracy to import more than 100 kilograms of marijuana (Western District of Texas)
Sentence: 24 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 200 hours of community service (April 6, 2004)

Michigan

Ryan Michael Ashbrook – DeWitt, MI
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute approximately 56 pounds of marijuana (Southern District of Texas)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon six months’ home confinement and performance of 200 hours of community service (September 8, 2000)

Kaseen Lathell Simmons, aka Ceno Smith – Detroit, MI
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana (District of New Mexico)
Sentence: 21 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release (May 17, 1999)

Pamela Joy Stokes – Southfield, MI
Offense: False Statement (Eastern District of Michigan)
Sentence: Two years’ probation, conditioned upon 120 days’ home confinement (May 3, 2006)

Jessica Ann Tyson, fka Jessica Ann Martin – Grand Rapids, MI
Offense: Conspiracy to commit bank fraud (Western District of Michigan)
Sentence: Two years’ probation; $1,200 restitution (December 2, 1997)

Mississippi

Tietti Onette Chandler, fka Tietti Chandler-Shelton – Columbus, MS
Offense: Embezzlement of mail matter by a postal employee (Northern District of Mississippi)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon the performance of 150 hours of community service (April 1, 1999)

Missouri

Bob Edward Bone – St. Louis, MO
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine (Eastern District of Missouri)
Sentence: One year and one day of imprisonment; two years’ supervised release (May 2, 2006)

Larry Wayne Childress, Jr. – Williamsville, MO
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts) (Eastern District of Arkansas)
Sentence: One day of imprisonment; four years’ supervised release, including 12 months’ home detention (March 6, 1997) (as amended November 13, 1997)

Nebraska

Heidi Kay Schmidt, fka Heidi Kay Watt – Denton, NE
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute controlled substance (District of Nebraska)
Sentence: 30 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 250 hours of community service (June 30, 2005) (as amended April 12, 2006)

Shari Dee Trompke – Grand Island, NE
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (District of Nebraska)
Sentence: 36 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 17, 1997)

New Hampshire

Amanda Kucharski DeBlauw, fka Amanda Richmond – Newmarket, NH
Offense: Distribution of heroin (District of New Hampshire)
Sentence: Five months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 11 months’ home detention (November 29, 1999)

New Jersey

Edward John Hartman – Westampton Township, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy (submitting false and fraudulent documents to FHA and VA) (District of New Jersey)
Sentence: Four months’ imprisonment; three years’ probation; $3,000 fine; unspecified restitution (July 11, 1986)

New Mexico

Roy Darrell Benson – Albuquerque, NM
Offense: Bank fraud (District of Oregon)
Sentence: 18 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $50,000 restitution (January 30, 1995)
Cathy Mae Jones, fka Cathy Mae Bennett – Alamogordo, NM
Offense: Conspiracy (District of New Mexico)
Sentence: Time served (nine days’ imprisonment); five years’ supervised release; $1,423.50 restitution (September 14, 2006)

Ricky Eugene Jones – Alamogordo, NM
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 5 grams or more of methamphetamine; attempt to manufacture 5 grams or more of methamphetamine; maintaining a place for manufacture of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute less than 5 grams of methamphetamine (District of New Mexico)
Sentence: Time served (42 days’ imprisonment); five years’ supervised release; $1,423.50 restitution (September 14, 2006)

New York

James Allen Palmatier – Highland, NY
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine (mistakenly listed in the judgment as possession of cocaine) (Northern District of Alabama)
Sentence: 97 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 300 hours of community service (September 21, 1989)

Benjamin Ramos – Jamaica, NY
Offense: Conspiracy to transport and sell stolen goods (two counts) (Southern District of New York)
Sentence: Four years’ probation; $5,000 restitution (September 21, 2000)

North Carolina

Kristi Lynn Coe, aka Kristi Lynn Coe-Hagan, fka Kristi Hinshaw – Haw River, NC
Offense: Mail fraud (mistakenly listed in the judgment as mail theft) (Middle District of North Carolina)
Sentence: Five years’ probation, conditioned upon four months’ home confinement; $17,785.72 restitution (October 11, 2001)

James Willie McGrady, Jr. – Fayetteville, NC
Offense: Distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting; distribution of cocaine in excess of 500 grams and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime (Eastern District of North Carolina)
Sentence: 37 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine; $1,000 restitution (April 11, 1989) (as amended May 3, 1990)

North Dakota

Mary Ann Krauser, fka Mary Ann Iron Shield – Fort Yates, ND
Offense: Involuntary manslaughter (District of North Dakota)
Sentence: Three years’ imprisonment, suspended; five years’ probation (June 1, 1982)

Ohio

Herman Lamont Jackson – Maple Heights, OH
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine (two counts) (Northern District of Ohio)
Sentence: 63 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine (March 29, 1999)

Oklahoma

James Randolph Carter – Wagoner, OK
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute (Northern District of Oklahoma)
Sentence: 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 30, 1991) (as amended May 15, 1997)

Pennsylvania

Theresa Marie Bishop, aka Teresa Clark – Pittsburgh, PA
Offense: Knowingly disposing of a firearm to a person convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year (three counts); falsification of firearms purchase forms (two counts) (Western District of Pennsylvania)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon one year of home detention (December 8, 2006)

Michael Anthony Facchiano, Jr. – Venetia, PA
Offense: Mail fraud (two counts) (Western District of Pennsylvania)
Sentence: Six months’ imprisonment; five years’ probation; $2,000 fine (February 22, 1985)

James Ralph Hoeckelman – Irwin, PA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana (Western District of Pennsylvania)
Sentence: 30 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (April 10, 1992) (as amended April 18, 1997)

Samuel Wesley Howze, aka Sala Udin – Pittsburgh, PA
Offense: Unlawfully transporting firearms; possession of untaxpaid distilled spirits (Western District of Kentucky)
Sentence: Five years’ imprisonment (November 20, 1970)

Doretha Doreen Rhone – Philadelphia, PA
Offense: Theft (District of Columbia)
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $3,060 restitution (March 14, 1989)

South Carolina

William Bernie Heckle, Jr., aka Billy Heckle – Orangeburg, SC
Offense: Falsifying medical prescriptions and illegally dispensing controlled substances (Schedule II through Schedule V); dispensing prescription medication without a legitimate written order from a prescribing physician (District of South Carolina)
Sentence: 18 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (December 4, 1996)

Thomas Whitfield Morris, Jr. – Pawleys Island, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States (District of South Carolina)
Sentence: Five years’ probation, conditioned upon 300 hours of community service (August 26, 1992)

South Dakota

Roger Delos Melius – Faulkton, SD
Offense: Conspiracy to submit false statements (District of South Dakota)
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $87,712.91 restitution (October 11, 2007) (as amended December 17, 2007)

Tennessee

Kenneth Shannon Meadows, aka Kenny Shannon Meadows – Celina, TN
Offense: Manufacture, assemble, modify, sell and distribute electronic devices for the unauthorized decryption of direct-to-home satellite television services (Western District of Kentucky)
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon six months’ home confinement; $36,424 restitution (August 25, 2003)

Allen Thompson Sherwood – Ooltewah, TN
Offense: Conduct unbecoming an officer (shoplifting) (United States Air Force general court-martial convened at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana)
Sentence: Dismissal from service; four months’ confinement; forfeiture of $500 pay per month for four months; $5,000 fine (January 24, 1990)

Texas

Melissa Rae Conley, fka Melissa Faith – Midland, TX
Offense: Aiding and abetting distribution of a detectable amount of methamphetamine (Western District of Texas)
Sentence: 18 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (January 24, 2007)
Christopher John Darville – Missouri City, TX
Offense: Making false statements to a federally insured financial institution (Middle District of Louisiana)
Sentence: One day of imprisonment; three years’ supervised release conditioned on three months’ home detention; $2,000 fine (November 27, 2001)

Emmanuel Gabriel Leeper – Plano, TX
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute marijuana (Eastern District of Missouri)
Sentence: 151 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 9, 1993)

Keith Alan Little – Odessa, TX
Offense: Interception of electronic communications (Western District of Texas)
Sentence: Five years’ probation, including four months in a halfway house; $10,000 fine (June 14, 1990)

Samuel Nyamongo Mongare – Arlington, TX
Offense: Possession of false identification documents with intent to defraud the United States (Western District of Texas)
Sentence: Four months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (March 27, 2001)

Steven Odell Moon – Burleson, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess phenylacetic acid (Northern District of Texas)
Sentence: 60 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (January 24, 1991)

Robert Allen Petty – Mineola, TX
Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine (Western District of Oklahoma)
Sentence: 33 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (April 4, 1994)

Virginia

James Harold Keaton – Bassett, VA
Offense: Possession of a stolen firearm (Western District of Virginia)
Sentence: 30 months’ probation, conditioned upon 50 hours of community service (November 9, 2007)

Washington

Tavia Dion Blume – Snohomish, WA
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; use of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense (District of Montana)
Sentence: 42 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (May 21, 1999) (as amended July 12, 1999)

George Bernard Moran – Federal Way, WA
Offense: Conspiracy to import a substantial amount of marijuana into the United States; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute an amount of marijuana over 1,000 pounds; subscribing to a false United States Income Tax Return (District of Maine)
Sentence: Eight years’ imprisonment (May 11, 1984)

Ramon Escalera Sanchez – Cheney, WA
Offense: Possession of less than 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute (Eastern District of Washington)
Sentence: 27 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (September 19, 2003)

Bryan Scot Sandquist – Gig Harbor, WA
Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm (District of Oregon)
Sentence: 40 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (November 4, 2002)

Robert Steven Warden – Monroe, WA
Offense: Simple possession of approximately two grams of heroin (Central District of California)
Sentence: One year of probation (December 4, 1972)

Vera Mae Yurisich – Cashmere, WA
Offense: Perjury (Eastern District of Washington)
Sentence: Three months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (April 30, 2007)

Wisconsin

Joseph Eugene Swies – Frederic, WI
Offense: Forgery of postal money orders (Western District of Wisconsin)
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $1,259.71 restitution (July 27, 1984)

Wyoming

Philip Stephen Brown, aka Phil Brown – Rock Springs, WY
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine (District of Wyoming)
Sentence: Five months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release, including five months’ home confinement (May 11, 2000)

Commutations of Sentence

Alabama

Jonathan Rodrico Carter – Anniston, AL

Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Alabama

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 19, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jeremy Conner – Tarrant, AL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Alabama

Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 10, 2008); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (October 26, 2011)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Curtis Drayton – Prattville, AL

Offense: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting; Middle District of Alabama

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 22, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

George Ralph Ellis – Birmingham, AL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing marijuana; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Alabama

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 18, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Cecil Ray Frye, Jr. – Saraland, AL

According to court documents, “during the attempt to manufacture methamphetamine at issue in Count Five, Frye carried a Colt revolver in his left jacket pocket while transporting chemicals and equipment. The resume also states that Frye carried a Ruger 9 mm semi-automatic pistol during the attempted theft of anhydrous ammonia for making methamphetamine at issue in Count Six because the Ruger was found in plain view in the vehicle with Frye.”

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking felony (two counts); Southern District of Alabama

Sentence: 548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $9,546 restitution (December 4, 2003); amended to 300 months’ imprisonment (September 11, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Schearean Jean Means – Birmingham, AL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana; use of a communication facility to commit, cause or facilitate commission of drug felony (five counts); Northern District of Alabama

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (May 29, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Jamael Aaron Nettles – Mobile, AL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; simple possession of marijuana; Southern District of Alabama

Sentence: 365 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (August 15, 2006); amended to 293 months’ imprisonment (June 4, 2008); amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (January 30, 2012); amended to 188 months’ imprisonment (July 9, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Lawrence Maurice Powe – Mobile, AL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute schedule II (cocaine) controlled substance; Possess with intent to distribute schedule II (cocaine) controlled substance; use of firearm in a drug trafficking felony (two counts); Southern District of Alabama

Sentence: 480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release: $100,000 fine; $900,000 forfeiture obligation (July 28, 1992)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018 and unpaid balance of $900,000 forfeiture obligation remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mark David Turner – Opelika, AL

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine; possession of pseudoephedrine (precursor chemical) knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine (two counts); using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking offense (two counts); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture and possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (two counts); Middle District of Alabama

Sentence: 481 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 12, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Alaska

Benjamin Meneses, III – Anchorage, AK

Offense: Distribution of a controlled substance; District of Alaska

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 17, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Arizona

Angel Garcia-Bercovich – Phoenix, AZ

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 or more kilograms of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute 100 or more kilograms of marijuana; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (April 7, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jeffrey Scott Welch – Glendale, AZ

Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (two counts); unlawful possession of a firearm; District of Arizona

Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (December 10, 1992)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018 and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

California

Hilario Avila – Whittier, CA

Offense: 1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Central District of California; 2. Supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine)

Sentence: 1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 6, 2006) and 2. 33 months’ imprisonment (concurrent) (May 9, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Gregory R. Boyd – Oakley, CA

The Missoulian said “a jury convicted Boyd, who was indicted after Billings police officers pulled him over for having an expired temporary sticker and arrested him on outstanding warrants. A search of his car turned up less than 2 ounces of meth packaged for sale, two unloaded .40-caliber semiautomatic handguns and a scale.”

Boyd, had two previous felony drug convictions in California, and “was a career offender,” said the news site.

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense; felon in possession of a firearm; District of Montana

Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (July 18, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Paul Free – Coronado, CA

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Paul Free. (Paul Free website)

Free’s website says, “Arrested in 94, one previous offense in 76. Taught GED courses since incarcerated – classes have highest grad rate in fed system. Teaches inmates how to read. Activities in Prison -works for Unicor – The Name for the Prison Industry. He helps prisoners w/ legal issues and taught GED classes. Paul had a sentence of 3 years for a previous marijuana offense.Life without Parole for a Nonviolent Marijuana Offense.”

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana; Eastern District of Michigan

Sentence: Life imprisonment (June 14, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Ray Thomas Kelly, II – Hayward, CA

Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; Southern District of Indiana
2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; Western District of Pennsylvania

Sentence:
1. 70 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (September 9, 2005)
2. 240 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (April 17, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 191 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

William Keith Schanck – Vista, CA

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of ephedrine; possession of hydriotic acid; maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment (January 30, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Florida


Handy Bailey, Jr. – Orlando, FL

Court documents say, “In 1997, Bailey was convicted of two counts of possession with intent to
distribute cocaine base. Because Bailey had prior convictions, the government filed an information and notice under 21 U.S.C. § 851 to seek enhanced penalties.”

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); Middle District of Florida

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (April 24, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Willie Brazile – Pensacola, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); Northern District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 10, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Darryl Jerome Baker – Seffner, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 22, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 360 months’ imprisonment.

Maurice Davon Cawthon – Milton, FL

Cawthon’s sibling wrote a letter to Obama on Change.org seeking a pardon for him: “My Brother Maurice Cawthon is a 38 year old man who has already served over 11 years of 20 year mandatory minimum sentence arising from the possession of a small amount of crack and a firearm. Mr. Cawthon meets all the criteria for clemency announced by the Department of Justice clemency initiative and if sentenced today his sentence would be substantially lower. Mr. Cawthon’s case represents a prime example of how the mandatory minimum drug laws resulted in an absurdly long sentence for a small-time crack offender.”

Cawthon’s sibling added, “Since being incarcerated, Maurice has taken many opportunities to make himself a better person by rehabilitating, improving and educating himself. He’s taken numerous education course, Including Financial and life changes. Here’s a list of certifications he has done. Electric, Welding, Finances, Economist, Lifetime fitness & Wellness, Drug Education, Anger Management, Narcotics Anonymous, NFPT- Nutrition, Endurance, Fundamentals. Right now My Brother is also taking up Typing and more Wellness Classes. He is a hard worker and very determined to accomplishing his goals. President Barack Obama. Please consider Clemency for my Brother Maurice Cawthon. Our family is very supportive. We will stand by Maurice through these hard times. Thank You President Barack Obama.”

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a shotgun in relation to a drug trafficking offense; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of an unregistered firearm with an overall length of less than 26 inches, including a barrel of less than 18 inches; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $600 fine (December 17, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Theartis Daniels – Punta Gorda, FL

Court documents say he knew of a conspiracy to rob a stash house of cocaine.

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 1, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Samuel Stevens Farmer – Madison, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (four counts); Northern District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 15, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Gregory J. Hall – Alachua, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base; distribution of more than 5 grams of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 21, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Charles B. Harrison – Lecanto, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 30, 2011)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 144 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Cheryl Howard – Sarasota, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 21, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Walter Byron Lewis – Jacksonville, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 23, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Daniel L. Morgan – Opa Locka, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to use and carry firearms in relation to a drug trafficking crime; using and carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 7, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Chad Christopher Pyne – Panama City Beach, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: 200 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 19, 2004); amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (January 5, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Delanjun L. Rogers – Panama City, FL

Offense: Distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (September 7, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Raphael Marice Tinsley – Panama City, FL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 13, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Lafayette Maurice Washington – Panama City, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine and more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 18, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jaycee Williams, Jr. – Panama City, FL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Florida

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 13, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Michael Antwan Zone – Melbourne, FL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 23, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Georgia

Orasama Andrews – Jackson, GA

Court documents said: “Evidence showed that police officers began investigating Andrews after receiving several complaints that Andrews was selling drugs in a certain area of Jackson, Georgia. Officers used two confidential informants to make two controlled buys from Andrews. Andrews met with only one of the informants to complete both drug sales because he did not know the other informant.”

Offense: Distribution of more than five grams of cocaine base; distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Middle District of Georgia and supervised release violation (Distribution of cocaine base); Middle District of Georgia.

Sentence: Life imprisonment (December 17, 2009) and 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release (December 17, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Ralph McIver – Crescent, GA

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine (three counts); attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Southern District of Georgia

Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 3, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.


Iowa

Anthony Timothy Dodd – Davenport, IA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; Southern District of Iowa

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 25, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 240 months’ imprisonment.

Aaron Duane Rees – Pleasantville, IA

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; use of a minor to manufacture methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 29, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Illinois

Jason C. Brown – Chicago, IL

Offense: Possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine base “crack” with intent to distribute; Central District of Illinois

Sentence: 324 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 11, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Gregory Anthony Collins – Greenville, IL

Offense: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; employing a person under 18 in drug trafficking; money laundering; Southern District of Illinois

Sentence: Life imprisonment (April 10, 1992)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Travis Davis – Galesburg, IL

Offense: Possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack); Central District of Illinois

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 31, 2007); amended to 280 months’ imprisonment (March 13, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Terrance Range – Chicago, IL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 13, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Angel Santana – Chicago, IL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment (February 24, 1993)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2017.

Stacia Smith – Dolton, IL

Offense: Narcotics conspiracy; use of a telephone in drug conspiracy (two counts); using/carrying a firearm in relation to a drug offense; Northern District of Illinois

Sentence: 252 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 26, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jerry Strahan – Granite City, IL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base; Southern District of Illinois

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (February 23, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Indiana

Albert Wilborn – Michigan City, IN

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Indiana

Sentence: 204 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (May 1, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kansas


Demetri D. Alexander – Kansas City, KS

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture cocaine base “crack” and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base “crack”; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; District of Kansas

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 24, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Franklin Goodwin, Jr. – Leavenworth, KS

A Department of Justice press release says Goodwin was part of a “drug trafficking organization …responsible for distributing more than $10.7 million worth of cocaine and crack cocaine, court documents say.”

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base or possess with intent to distribute or distribute cocaine; use of a communication facility to facilitate the offense of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; District of Kansas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; one year’s supervised release (October 28, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Anthony Dewon Rose – Coffeyville, KS

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, aka “crack”; possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of MDMA, aka “ecstasy” ; Northern District of Oklahoma

Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (August 26, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kentucky

Larry Lamont Davie – Oak Grove, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Kentucky

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 8, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Aaron Glasscock – Lebanon, KY

Aaron Glasscock

Aaron Glasscock with family. (Change.org)

A Change.org site for Glasscock says, “In the Spring of 1999, at the age of 22, Aaron Glasscock was just 2 months from graduating a pre-med program in preparation for medical school, in a quest to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a pediatrician. His father had given him an opportunity for a final spring break. All that was required of Aaron was to drive his father’s friend, Walter, to Florida to look at a potential “flip” house.

Aaron & Walter made it to their hotel late at night and slept late the next morning. Not long after a hot shower and the beginning of a cup of coffee, DEA agents were knocking at the door, throwing Aaron to the ground and questioning him about things of which he knew nothing. What Aaron didn’t know was that the truck he had been driving had a false tank containing $900,000 in cash; cash that was presumed to be used in a drug deal. The truck was also registered in Aaron’s name, though the signature was shown at trial not to be his.

After a mistrial and 2 hung juries, Aaron was found guilty and ultimately sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, where parole is not an option. In 3 of Aaron’s 4 trials Walter testified, for the prosecution, that Aaron was never around drugs or money, or even any conversations dealing with such. His father remained silent in defense of his son for fear of an even larger sentence.”

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 17, 2000); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jack Howton – Central City, KY

Offense: Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine; attempted to knowingly possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine; knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distributed a mixture of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm; attempted intimidation to influence testimony of witness (two counts); Western District of Kentucky

Sentence: Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (February 13, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Louisiana


Cullen Reed Harris – Shreveport, LA

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture more than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine; manufacture of more than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine; Western District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $50,000 fine (March 27, 1992)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 420 months’ imprisonment.

Maryland

Emilio Chase – Baltimore, MD

A judge previously denied a reduction in Chase’s sentence, calling him a “career offender.”

Offense: Distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school; Northern District of West Virginia

Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $1,100 fine (June 22, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Troy V. Cleveland – Forestville, MD

The Washington post wrote, “Federal authorities called it one of the largest drug rings in Northern Virginia, a well-organized outfit that distributed up to $10 million of crack cocaine outside apartments, businesses and Metro stops along Route 1.” One member of the ring was accused of firing gunshots at an informant, said the Post.

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack,” use of persons under 18 years to distribute, and distribute “crack” to persons under 18 years of age; distribute 50 grams or more of “crack”; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 18, 1994)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 328 months’ imprisonment.

Enoch Edison – Baltimore, MD

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, and marijuana; District of Maryland

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 7, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Don Thomas, Jr. – Essex, MD

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics (five kilograms or more of cocaine); possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; District of Maryland

Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 19, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Massachusetts

Kevin B. Lockhart – Mattapan, MA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting; District of Rhode Island

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (October 8, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Michigan

Darrell Atkins – Detroit, MI

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver cocaine and crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine (three counts); Eastern District of Michigan

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine (July 23, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 201

Lee Henry Berry – Bay City, MI

Court records say, “Officers were familiar with Berry because of his prior criminal history, including a 2000 drug trafficking conviction for which he was serving lifetime probation. In a search warrant, said court records, officers found: “significant evidence of drug trafficking, including four digital scales, known cutting agents, packaging materials, several firearms, ammunition, and quantities of drugs. In a safe in the bedroom, they found a single rock of crack cocaine weighing approximately 17 grams and a zip-loc bag containing 12 grams of powder cocaine. Pills were also found in the house, including 110 tablets of diazepam. Two handguns were in the safe with the drugs, and another handgun was in the bedroom, under a mattress. Two of the firearms had been reported stolen several years earlier.”

Offense: Possess with intent to distribute less than five grams of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine; felon in possession of one or more firearms; Eastern District of Michigan

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (December 20, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Darnell L. Walker – Detroit, MI

Offense: Conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession of firearm by convicted felon (two counts); Northern District of Ohio

Sentence: Life imprisonment (December 26, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Clifton Ladell Holmes – Flint, MI

Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Michigan

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 29, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Harold Dean Jones – Flint, MI

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; felon in possession of a firearm (two counts); distribution of heroin; possession with intent to distribute heroin; Eastern District of Michigan

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 10, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Minnesota

Antonio Jose Alonzo – Pelican Rapids, MN

Alonzo received a life prison sentence for allegedly being “part of a drug trafficking ring that distributed more than 70 pounds of meth and other drugs in the Fargo area and the Turtle Mountain reservation over a three-year period,” said WKBT. He had three felony drug conviction so was subjected to a legal three strikes law that mandated life in prison without parole, said the TV station.

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute controlled substances; District of North Dakota

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 7, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 292 months’ imprisonment.

Demetrius Carvon Harris – Saint Paul, MN

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; District of Minnesota

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 6, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 17, 2017.

Mississippi

Peter Christian Boulette – Hattiesburg, MS

Court documents allege he gave a cooperative information more than 220 grams of meth in exchange for $7,750 in marked bills.

Offense: 1. Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Alabama

2. Possession of a firearm by a convicted person; possession of an unregistered firearm; Eastern District of Arkansas

Sentence:
1. 600 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 13, 2007)
2. 87 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); three years’ supervised release (March 3, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Malcolm Hartzog – Prentiss, MS

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; Southern District of Mississippi

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 3, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Stanley Knox – Blue Mountain, MS

Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a communication facility to facilitate distribution of cocaine base (seven counts); attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a high school (two counts); use of a communication facility to facilitate the attempted distribution of cocaine base (two counts); Northern District of Mississippi

Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine (April 12, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Missouri

Dale Wayne Aldridge – Unionville, MO

A news story in the Daily Iowegian said that Aldridge “was convicted by jury trial in October 2010. The evidence at trial indicated that from approximately November 2009 to June 2010, Aldridge obtained approximately 12 pounds of methamphetamine which was then distributed by himself and others in Northern Missouri and southern Iowa.”

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 28, 2011)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Tammie Twyone Francis – Lee’s Summit, MO

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Tammie Francis (Change.org)

Francis wrote on Change.org, “I’ve been in prison for the last 23 years on a non-violent drug charge. Before this conviction I did have 2 other non-violent drug charges. One actually went to trial and the prosecutor used this to enhance my guidelines and I was sentenced to LIFE in prison due to the “career criminal” title. I am a completely different woman from the young, stupid girl who made those terrible wrong decisions. I did not take life seriously then, and my decisions prove that. I sold drugs to help my family. Now my family needs me and I need them even more.”

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of Missouri

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 28, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Steven P. James – St. Louis, MO

Offense: Knowingly and intentionally distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack); Knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of Missouri

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (June 13, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mario Burtram Janssen – Sedalia, MO

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with attempt to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; failure to appear; Northern District of Iowa

Sentence: 222 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 1, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Lamont Pollard – St. Louis, MO

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of cocaine base, carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Missouri

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 11, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Kenneth Demon Terry – Ballwin, MO

Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Missouri
2. Willful failure to surrender for service of sentence; Eastern District of Missouri

Sentence:
1. 188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (November 3, 2006)
2. 15 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); two years’ supervised release (September 24, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 19, 2018.

Vincent Lee Twiggs, II – Cape Girardeau, MO

Offense: Possession of five grams or more of a substance containing cocaine base with intent to distribute; Eastern District of Missouri

Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (March 27, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Derwayne A. Williams – Independence, MO

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base 50 grams or more (two counts); Western District of Missouri

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 6, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Montana

Gary Lee Gordon – Laurel, MT

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Montana
Sentence: 290 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 25, 2008); amended to 220 months’
imprisonment (October 1, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2017.

Larry Darvell Henricks – Billings, MT

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine (two counts); possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute (four counts); using a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense (two counts); District of Montana

Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 13, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

New Jersey

Michael Stradford – Newark, NJ

Offense: Distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than 5 grams of cocaine base; District of New Jersey

Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (July 16, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

New York

Reuben Bullock – Rochester, NY

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of New York
Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (October 30, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Corey Jacobs – Bronx, NY

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base (13 counts); interstate travel in aid of narcotics trafficking (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 22, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 264 months’ imprisonment.

Derrick Lamont Smith – Brooklyn, NY

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin; District of South Carolina

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 31, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

North Carolina

Arthur Lee Butler, Jr. – Greenville, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; District of South Carolina

Sentence: 120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 18, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Calvin Lavan Clark – Garner, NC

A judge previously denied Clark’s motion for a sentence reduction, citing his “career offender status.”

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and a quantity of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of North Carolina

Sentence: 354 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (September 17, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Leonard A. Clement – Cooleemee, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and cocaine base and possessing with intent to distribute marijuana; Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 6, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Adrian Lyndell Cook – Murfreesboro, NC

Offense: 1. Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia
2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base); Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 6, 2008); amended to 168 months’ imprisonment (October 24, 2013)

2. 60 months’ imprisonment (concurrent) (August 5, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Korell Ellis – Fairmont, NC

Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base; use or carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of North Carolina

Sentence: 295 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $14,330 fine (March 12, 2002); amended to 248 months’ imprisonment (October 7, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $14,330 fine remitted.

Michael Leroy Darity – Arden, NC

The Citizen Times said it had noted in one story on Darity’s case “that a federal prosecutor considered Darity the ‘biggest dealer’ in the Asheville area. Another story described how ‘state and federal authorities are looking for two cousins who they believe distributed hundreds of pounds of cocaine in Western North Carolina over the last two years.'” Supporters of Darity were upset he was convicted by an all-white jury, said the newspaper.

Offense: Conspiracy to unlawfully manufacture and distribute cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: 384 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 29, 1998); amended to 308 months’ imprisonment (January 18, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Chalmers Lavette Hendricks – Charlotte, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to violate narcotic laws (cocaine); possession/distribution cocaine (crack); possession of a firearm by convicted felon during drug trafficking crime; possession of firearm/ammunition by convicted felon (two counts); Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: Life plus 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 26, 1995); amended to life plus 60 months’ imprisonment (March 6, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Shelia Rochelle Neal – Winston-Salem, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of North Carolina

Sentence: 120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 4, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Tracy Maurice Thomas – Weldon, NC

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base (crack); using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (two counts); possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of North Carolina

Sentence: 437 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 13, 2009); amended to 420 months’ imprisonment (December 17, 2014)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Gary Dean White – Gastonia, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 22, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Billy Dee Williams – Charlotte, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; using/carrying firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and aiding and abetting; Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 11, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 228 months’ imprisonment.

Harold Dwight Wooten – Clarkton, NC

Offense: Conspiracy: Possession with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina

Sentence: 298 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (September 1, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Ohio


Fabian Roberson – Cincinnati, OH

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Southern District of Ohio

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (April 3, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kenneth Stover, Jr. – Cleveland, OH

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possess with intent to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana; unlawful use of a communication facility (two counts); felon in possession of ammunition; use of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Ohio

Sentence: Life imprisonment (August 27, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2017.

Oklahoma

Johnny Ray Basham – Tulsa, OK

A government affidavit said “Basham had a ‘lengthy criminal history,’ was an ‘[e]x-con,’ and ‘had numerous weapon and assault charges,” court documents say. The court documents say that a search warrant was executed at Basham’s residence: “Eleven baggies of methamphetamine were discovered in the garage of the residence along with other items of paraphernalia. In a tool box next to where the drugs were found, police discovered an unloaded handgun. Two additional handguns, one of which was inoperable, were found on some shelving five to ten feet from the drugs. A shoulder holster was found in the metal filing cabinet containing the drug paraphernalia. The garage also contained surveillance monitors, a police scanner, and an electronic ‘bug detector.'”

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm during drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony; Northern District of Oklahoma

Sentence: 324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (January 11, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Steven Blair Speal – Oklahoma City, OK

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (two counts); District of Kansas

Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (October 30, 1997)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Daryl Lain Hook – Muldrow, OK

Offense: Manufacture methamphetamine; possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Eastern District of Oklahoma

Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 2, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Charles Anthony Perry – Lawton, OK

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; maintaining a place for the distribution of a controlled substance; distribution of cocaine base; Western District of Oklahoma

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 23, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Lawrence Samuels, Jr. – Tulsa, OK

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; Northern District of Oklahoma

Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (October 3, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Delmar Anton Zeigler – Oklahoma City, OK

Offense: Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting; possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute; Western District of Oklahoma

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 25, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Pennsylvania

Milton DeJesus-Bones – Philadelphia, PA

Court documents say his record dated back at least to 1979, when “DeJesus-Bones pled guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute a controlled substance as well as unlawful carrying of a firearm during the commission of a felony.”

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Southern District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 30, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 360 months’ imprisonment.

Kareem Myers – Philadelphia, PA

Offense: Distribution of five or more grams of cocaine base (two counts); Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $1,200 fine (March 16, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of $1,200 remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Tyrone Trader – Chester, PA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine (four counts); distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school (three counts); Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (September 29, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Rhode Island


Derrick Isom – Providence, RI

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; District of Rhode Island

Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 15, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

South Carolina

Terrance Terell Dendy – Seneca, SC

Dendy’s mother, Tracey Washington, told WMC Action News he was arrested around age 25: “It hurt. We all know that when we bring a child in the world, we are hoping that everything is gonna be all right. He grows up, gets married, has kids. We get to see everything that he will accomplish. It just seemed like it was like – a halt.”

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm in connection with a felony; District of South Carolina

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 25, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Marcus Emile Franklin – Chester, SC

According to the Herald Online, “The case was part of a five-year investigation that convicted eight people and took kilograms of crack cocaine off the street.”

The newspaper quoted the area’s prosecutor, Randy Newman, as saying of the commutation: “It is unfair to the people of Chester. Law enforcement spent time — years — and taxpayer dollars to work that case and others like it so that drugs and drug dealers would be taken off the street.”

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; District of South Carolina

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 21, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Robert Joyner – West Columbia, SC

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 1, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Demond Trevino McFadden – Kingstree, SC

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; (District of South Carolina)

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 14, 2011); amended to 120 months’ imprisonment (January 21, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017

Shawn Sadler – Charleston, SC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; District of South Carolina

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 17, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment.

South Dakota

Dana William Lasich – Sioux Falls, SD

Offense: Conspiracy, possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance; District of South Dakota

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine (March 12, 2001)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Todd Alan Scofield – Flandreau, SD

Offense: Conspiracy to possess a controlled substance; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; distribution of a controlled substance (two counts); District of South Dakota

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 6, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Tennessee

Rodney Bates – Milan, TN

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 24.1 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Tennessee

Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (August 10, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 31, 2017.

Amilcar Butler – Nashville, TN

Butler had four prior felony drug vconvictions when he was sentenced to life in prison for drug dealing. The Tennessean wrote that Butler once had potential on the athletic court; he “had played for Aquinas Junior College in 1995 when it went to the National Junior College Basketball Tournament. Recruiters from some of the big NCAA programs courted him at the time.”

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Middle District of Tennessee

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 26, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Joseph Lee Gulledge, Jr. – Chattanooga, TN

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee

Sentence: 120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 6, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Kari Nicole Parks – Bristol, TN

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and oxycontin; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 9, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Timothy Orlando Rainey – Nashville, TN

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana (two counts); Southern District of Alabama

Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 21, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 235 months’ imprisonment.

Texas

Kendrick Tyshawn Akins – Coppell, TX

According to court documents, Akins’ conviction stemmed from an investigation into “a drug conspiracy involving the movement and sale of drugs, primarily powder and crack cocaine, from Mexico to Dallas, Texas, and then to
Paris, Texas, and Hugo, Oklahoma. The investigation relied heavily on approximately 10,000 wiretapped telephone calls.” Akins was accused of dealing crack cocaine.

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture or distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana; Eastern District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 30, 2012)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Billy Mel Alford – Terrell, TX

According to court documents, Alford was part of a scheme in which “typically, a man and a woman would travel together in a motor home or recreational vehicle allegedly to give the appearance of a vacationing couple. They would be met by other named co-conspirators and Spanish-speaking individuals who would load the vehicle with large trash bags full of marijuana. The alleged ‘mastermind’ of the conspiracy, Billy Mel Alford, would pay the couple for driving the vehicle.” The marijuana was allegedly brought from an area near the Mexican border to Dallas.

Offense: Importation of a quantity of marijuana (three counts); possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana (three counts); Western District of Texas

Sentence: 480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $200,000 fine (July 22, 1997); amended to 480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $150,000 fine (July 27, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of $150,000 fine remitted at the time of his release.

Maurice Anderson – Fort Worth, TX

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine; Northern District of Texas

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 20, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Keith O. Cobb – Waco, TX

According to court documents, “Cobb was the hub of a drug conspiracy which included all of the appellants.   He established his drug trade in Waco and competed for business with another drug dealer by the name of Keith Dancer. Cobb and Dancer were the ‘two top-notch drug dealers’ in Waco.”

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to violate 18 U.S.C. § 1956 (a)(1)(B)(i) — money laundering; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 400 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 7, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Richard David Courville – Alpine, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine (two counts); Northern District of Alabama

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine; $6,146 restitution (April 23, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Marcus Louis Diaz – Amarillo, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine; Western District of Texas

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 21, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Alpidio Gonzalez – McAllen, TX

Offense:
1. Violation of the Federal Controlled Substance Act; Eastern District of Louisiana
2. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana)

Sentence:
1. 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (March 12, 2008)
2. 37 months’ imprisonment (concurrent) (May 16, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Willie Goudeau – Dallas, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; Eastern District of Texas

Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine (September 20, 2006); amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (October 27, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.

Gerald Anthony Harris – Killeen, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine; Western District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine (June 18, 1997)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $3,000 fine remitted.

Larry Dwayne Hill – Granite Shoals, TX

Offense: Aiding and abetting to conspire to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm (two counts); Western District of Texas

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 2, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Michael Dwayne Holmes – Plano, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (four counts); use of a communication facility to commit a controlled substance offense; distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; establishment of a place for the manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance (two counts); Eastern District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (October 2, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Terry Conlenzo Huffman – Calvert, TX

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of “crack” cocaine; Western District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine (September 12, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018 and unpaid balance of $3,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

George Edward Ingram, Jr. – Midland, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base “crack”; Western District of Texas

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 16, 2011)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment.

Gerardo Leyva – Dallas, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance; money laundering; Northern District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 20, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Donald Steven Looney – Wichita Falls, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and aiding and abetting (two counts); Northern District of Texas

Sentence: 548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 19, 2006); amended to 511 months’ imprisonment (June 2, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mary Beth Looney – Wichita Falls, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and aiding and abetting (two counts); Northern District of Texas

Sentence: 548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 19, 2006); amended to 511 months’ imprisonment (June 2, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Melissa Ann Sosa – Midland, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine; Western District of Texas

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 5, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Terry Earl Stewart – Midland, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; aiding and abetting in the possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (two counts); Western District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 28, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 327 months’ imprisonment.

Jerry Lee Thompson – Brownwood, TX

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute less than five grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a playground and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas

Sentence: 312 months’ imprisonment; 12 years’ supervised release (August 30, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Virginia

Roger Jerome Baylor – Montross, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 23, 2007); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (December 13, 2010); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (February 14, 2013)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment.

Jermaine Brown – Hampton, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); distribution of cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: 548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 8, 2011); amended to 511 months’ imprisonment (June 13, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment.

Travis Nathaniel France – Marion, VA

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $450 fine (December 8, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Anthony DeWayne Gillis – Supply, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; false statements (three counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (six counts); possession of a sawed-off shotgun; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: 1,748 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 14, 2005); amended to 1,711 months’ imprisonment (November 2, 2010); amended to 1,681 months’ imprisonment (December 28, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Robert James Graves – Nathalie, VA

Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 8, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jeffrey Gray – Alexandria, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; money laundering; felon in possession of a firearm; District of Delaware

Sentence: 480 months’ imprisonment; lifetime supervised release (December 22, 2008); amended to 384 months’ imprisonment (December 22, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

James David Hinkle – New Market, VA

Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts); use or possess a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime (two counts); Western District of Virginia

Sentence: 375 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (September 13, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Tyrelle Deyon Jones – Yorktown, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 5, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Clinton Stanley Matthews – Norfolk, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base and heroin; distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute cocaine (five counts); possess with intent to distribute heroin; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 30, 1993)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Dennis Scott McCullough – Norfolk, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 27, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Sean Anthony Robinson – Richmond, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (three counts); Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 21, 2006); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (November 23, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Terence Devon Scott – Lynchburg, VA

Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 26, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Washington D.C.

Nathaniel Law – Washington, DC

Offense: Narcotics conspiracy; maintaining a residence for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using a controlled substance; distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (five counts); distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more cocaine base; distribution of cocaine; District of Columbia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 12 years’ supervised release (April 19, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Kevin Wise – Washington, DC

Offense: Unlawful distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; District of Columbia

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (May 11, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

West Virginia


Jason Allen Woody – Huttonsville, WV

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of West Virginia

Sentence: 312 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine (October 10, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Wyoming

John Gronski – Gillette, WY

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine; District of Wyoming

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine (May 14, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

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