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President Obama Grants Commutations

Thursday, October 27, 2016 14:01
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to the following 98 individuals:

  • David Alan Aldridge – Odessa, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine; possession of equipment, chemicals, products and materials to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a detectable amount of methamphetamine; purchasing more than nine (9) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine during a 30 day period (six counts); Western District of Texas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $35,000 fine (August 13, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of the $35,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Marvin D. Anthony, Sr.  – Camden, AR
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base; Western District of Missouri
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (November 19, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

  • Darnell C. Billings – Dolton, IL
    Offense: Distribution of 50 or more grams of cocaine base; Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (May 25, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

  • Kevin Bivins – Niagara Falls, NY
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; use of a communication facility to commit a drug trafficking offense (eight counts); Western District of New York
    Sentence: 168 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 11, 2002); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (on remand) (July 18, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Edward Lionel Blake – Houston, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting; Southern District of Texas
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (November 24, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Wallace Bourgeois, Jr.  – LaPlace, LA
    Offense:         1. Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”); Eastern District of Louisiana

2. Wire fraud; Eastern District of Louisiana Sentence:    1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 7,2010)

2. 12 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); three years’ supervised release (concurrent) (April 28, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Damon Brightman – Goose Creek, SC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 22, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment.

  • Shane Derek Brown – Key West, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 28, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • James Holman Browning, Jr.  – Mebane, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy: Distributed cocaine base (“crack”); distributed crack (two counts); Middle District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 19, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Mark Lamont Byrd – St. Louis, MO
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Eastern District of Missouri
    Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 19, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • David Carroll – Arlington, VA
    Offense: Distribution of crack cocaine (seven counts); distribution of cocaine (two counts); possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release  (June 9, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Derrick Dante Clark – Cocoa, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 25, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Kevin Wayne Daniels – Austin, TX
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 23, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 175 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Israel John Patrick Davis – Oklahoma City, OK
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance; District of North Dakota
    Sentence: 204 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 22, 2009); amended to 163 months’ imprisonment (January 25, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2017.

  • Anthony D. Dorsey – Kansas City, MO
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base in an amount of 50 grams or more; Western District of Missouri
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 23, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Juan Antonio Duenas – San Antonio, TX
    Offense: Possess with intent to distribute, more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; Southern District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 24, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Charlton Oriaso Esekhigbe – Missouri City, TX
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 17, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • John Aundo Gamble – Myrtle Beach, SC
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; using, carrying and possessing a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 31, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Miguel Garcia – Perley, MN
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; District of North Dakota
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 28, 2006)

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

  • Ignatizo Giuliano – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Offense: Knowingly conspiring with other persons to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 4, 1991)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Stephen Runea Glenn – Houston, TX
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Southern District of Texas
    Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 14, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Arandal Derrick Goodley – Midland, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base “crack”; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base “crack”; laundering of monetary instruments (15 counts); aiding and abetting laundering of monetary instruments (four counts); Western District of Texas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 22, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Stephen Joseph Graham – Cumming, GA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Northern District of Georgia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release  (September 17, 2002)

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

  • Wayne Gross – St. Louis, MO
    Offense: Unlawful user of controlled substances while in possession of firearms; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Missouri
    Sentence: 248 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (April 2, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Robert Sedillo Gutierrez – Roswell, NM
    Offense:         1. Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams and more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, and salts of its isomers; District of New Mexico

2. Supervised release violation (attempt to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine); District of New Mexico Sentence: 1. 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 7,  2006)

2. 18 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release (concurrent) August 7, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment.

  • Ishon D. Hardin – Knoxville, TN
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a substance containing cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Tennessee
    Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 24, 2001); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (August 16, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Robert A. Hearn – Springfield, IL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five or more grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (crack); Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (March 16, 2007)

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

  • Jamar Henry – Springfield, IL
    Offense: Possession of five or more grams of cocaine base “crack” with the intent to distribute; Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (September 2, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Ferlandis Urben Herod – Memphis, TN
    Offense: 1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; 2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine); 1. Middle District of Tennessee; 2. Western District of Tennessee
    Sentence: 1. Life imprisonment; 2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release (1. July 14, 2005; 2. December 19, 2005)

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

  • Olynthia Louise Hinton – Chester, SC
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 15, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • James Holmes – Nashville, TN
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; Northern District of Alabama
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 16, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Antonio Hood – Lancaster, SC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 2, 2005)

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

  • William D. Hoopingarner – Marshall, IL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine (mixture); Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: 168 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 25, 2008); amended to 135 months’ imprisonment (January 12, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Donnie Keith Howell – Goldsboro, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base; Eastern District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 13, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Andre M. Huggins – Bear, DE
    Offense: Distribution of cocaine (two counts); conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine; maintaining a dwelling to distribute cocaine; money laundering (two counts); District of Delaware
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 21, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Tony Orlando Hughes – Newport News, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribute cocaine base (22 counts); distribute cocaine (two counts); possession of firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (eight counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine (three counts); Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: 2,616 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release  (November 29, 2004)

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

  • Virgilio Jimenez – Manhattan, NY
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base ; District of Rhode Island
    Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (March 23, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Alphonso Johnson – Orlando, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 2, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Gerald Jerome Johnson – Jamestown, ND
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; District of North Dakota
    Sentence: Life plus 25 years’ imprisonment (October 10, 2006)

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

  • Tony O’Neal Johnson – Mexia, TX
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least five grams of cocaine base (three counts); Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release, $3,000 fine (June 22, 2005); amended to 210 months’ imprisonment (May 16, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, and unpaid balance of $3,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Charles Jermaine Keitt – Orangeburg, SC
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine, and a quantity of marijuana; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (September 23, 2008)

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

  • Jaleel Abdul Lafi, III – Hopkins Park, IL
    Offense: Distribution of five or more grams of cocaine base (“crack”) (three counts); distribution of 50 or more grams of cocaine base (“crack”); possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking crime; Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 17, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Bobby Earl Lee – St. Petersburg, FL
    Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment (September 16, 1994)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Edward Monroe Little  – Maiden, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute quantities of cocaine and cocaine base; possessing with intent to distribute, a quantity of cocaine base, and aiding and abetting; Western District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 10, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • John Lockett – Houston, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (two counts); Southern District of Texas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (September 26, 1997)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted.

  • Alberto Lopez – Gardner, MA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess heroin and cocaine base with intent to distribute; possession of heroin with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin; possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and distribution, aiding and abetting (three counts); District of Massachusetts
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (June 4, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Rico Mayo – Benicia, CA
    Offense: Possession of five or more grams of cocaine base; use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of California
    Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 9, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • James A. McKines – Las Vegas, NV
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP); possession with intent to distribute PCP; interstate travel in aid of racketeering; Western District of Missouri
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $40,000 fine (November 2, 1989)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Otis McRay – Satsuma, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of 5 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts); Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (November 26, 2001)

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

  • Terrance Ramon Merritt – Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a detectable amount of MDMA and a detectable amount of marijuana; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 15, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Thomas Lee Miller – Emmons, MN
    Offense: Manufacturing or attempt to manufacture five grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a protected location after having a prior felony drug conviction; Northern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 16 years’ supervised release (December 18, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Jose Flores Molina – Nampa, ID
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Idaho
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release, $3,000 fine (January 30, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Ernest Moore, Jr. – Tuskegee, AL
    Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); carrying a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking offense; Middle District of Alabama
    Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 17, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Michael Howard Motes – Wilmington, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and amphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and amphetamine; Northern District of Georgia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine (June 30, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted.

  • Randall C. Moyer – Salt Lake City, UT
    Offense: Attempted manufacture of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine; District of Utah
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,729.97 restitution (July 25, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, and unpaid balance of $2,729.97 restitution obligation remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Francisco Navarro – San Diego, CA
    Offense: Importation of heroin; possession of heroin with intent to distribute; Southern District of California
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 11, 2008)

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

  • David Neighbors – Evansville, IN
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and less than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride; distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 17, 2008)

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

  • Larry Anthony Nesby – Cairo, IL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts); Southern District of Illinois
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; $400 fine (October 3, 2002)

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

  • Rasheed Jamal Olds – Kansas City, KS
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine; conspiracy to launder money; District of Kansas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 7, 1997); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (October 18, 2011)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Robert O’Neal  – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine (two counts); Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 24, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Antonio D. Patrick – Halls, TN
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine; Western District of Tennessee
    Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release  (October 11, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Harold Eugene Patton – Morganton, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release  (November 19, 2008)

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

  • George Pearson, Jr.  – Clearwater, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 2, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Anthony Pender – Laurel, MD
    Offense: Possession of a firearm by convicted felon; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of Maryland
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 4, 2006)

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

  • Bobby Clarence Perry – Commerce, GA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana; Northern District of Georgia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (September 13, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Reisa Lynn Pettiette – Athens, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to possess a listed chemical knowing it will be used to manufacture a controlled substance; possession of a listed chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; possession and distribution of a listed chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; possession of an unregistered firearm; use, carrying, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 16, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Brett Rolland Poore – Austin, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (September 23, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Lesean Roberts – Euclid, OH
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; Northern District of Ohio
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 22, 2007)

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

  • Darrell E. Robinson – Sacramento, CA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base; Eastern District of California
    Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 4, 2006)

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

  • Charles McKinley Russell, Jr.  – Brentwood, MD
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; District of Maryland
    Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1 fine (May 18, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Ronnie Dean Shelton – Floyd, VA
    Offense: Possession of more than five grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 19, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Alicia Siller – Coleman, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams or methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; use of a person under 18 years of age in drug operations and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (October 24, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Leon Smallwood – Alton, IL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (three counts); felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Illinois
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine (October 2, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Michael Anthony Smith – Charlottesville, VA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $500 fine (October 23, 1997)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 26, 2016.

  • Oscar A. Smith, Jr.  – North Charleston, SC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”); District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 18, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Terrence Tyron Smith – Richmond, KY
    Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); Eastern District of Kentucky
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (March 7, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 172 months’ imprisonment.

  • Tyrone Lamont Smith – New York, NY
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 12, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Mervin Spencer – Hahnville, LA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); Eastern District of Louisiana
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 13, 2006)

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

  • Gary Don Starnes – Warsaw, MO
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Missouri
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 6, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Damian Roman Steplight – Dale City, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 25, 2002)

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

  • Brandon Terrell Stevenson – Gainesville, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of a mixture and substance containing cocaine and more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 30, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Edwin Reginald Straughter – Hobe Sound, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 20, 1996)

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

  • Carlos Stuckey  – Apopka, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 10, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Michael Dewayne Tensley – Marianna, FL
    Offense: Distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 27, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Jeffery James Terrell – Jasper, AL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Alabama
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 15, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

  • Lenthius D. Thomas – Ocala, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 24, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Stanley D. Thomasson – Poplar Bluff, MO
    Offense: Used/carried firearms during drug trafficking crime (two counts); possession of Schedule II narcotic controlled substance (three counts); Eastern District of Missouri
    Sentence: 421 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (April 5, 1994); amended to 397 months’ imprisonment  (June 9, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Danny Demar Turner – Madison, WI
    Offense: Distribution of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (crack cocaine) (three counts); Western District of Wisconsin
    Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (August 12, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Hayzen Turner, Jr. – Adamsville, AL
    Offense: Distribution of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (three counts); distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, cocaine hydrochloride and marijuana; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; felon in possession of a firearm (three counts); Northern District of Alabama
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 18, 2007)

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

  • Mark Walker – Jasper, MO
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine; Western District of Missouri
    Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 15, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Kevin Washington – Owensboro, KY
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine; aiding and abetting knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base  (three counts); Western District of Kentucky
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 18, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 1, 2017.

  • Kevin Washington – Oxford, NC
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 11, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Robert Wettstain – Beaver Dam, KY
    Offense: Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; aiding and abetting knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); Western District of Kentucky
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 15, 2008)

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

  • Daryl Wilkes – Virginia Beach, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine base (20 counts); knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine (eight counts); knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts); Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: 952 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 16, 2004); amended to 780 months’ imprisonment (October 4, 2006); amended to 480 months’ imprisonment (May 2, 2008)

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

  • Anthony K. Williams – Indianapolis, IN
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture); possession of cocaine; Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine (April 4, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Donald Jamal Wilson – Huntington, WV
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and quantities of cocaine and heroin; intentionally make available for use, with or without compensation, an apartment for the purpose of storing cocaine base and heroin (two counts) ; Southern District of West Virginia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (March 24, 2008)

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

  • Bradley Lee Winters – Mason City, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 18, 2009)

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

  • William Abel Yates – Durham, NC
    Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 24, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. 

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