George W. Bush Continues to Pardon Those with Drug Related Convictions

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/12/former_illinois_gov_george_rya.html

As originally seen on BccList.com here, dubya loves pardoning those with drug related convictions like John Forte.

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Such as the following from earlier today, December 23rd…

William Thomas Alvis III – Flushing, Ohio

Offense: Possession of an unregistered firearm, 26 U.S.C. § 5861; distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) (1).

Sentence: May 21, 1990; Northern District of West Virginia; 13 months in prison, five years of supervised release following the prison term.

Steve Doyle Cavender – The Villages, Florida

Offense: Conspiring to import, possess, distribute and dispense marijuana; importing and causing to be imported marijuana; possessing marijuana with intent to distribute; 18 U.S.C. § 371, 21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1), 952(a).

Sentence: Aug. 6, 1973; Northern District of Alabama; six months in prison in a jail-type institution, five years of probation, two years of special parole.

Marie Elena Eppens a/k/a Marie Elana Eppens – Lynden, Washington

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; 21 U.S.C. § 846.

Sentence: June 9, 1992; District of Nebraska; four years of probation conditioned on 60 days of confinement in a jail-type institution on work release, four months of home detention and performance of 200 hours of community service.

Here’s a drug related conviction that received a commutation from dubya today…

Reed Raymond Prior – Des Moines, Iowa

Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1).

Sentence: April 11, 1996; Southern District of Iowa; life in prison, 10 years of supervised release.

Terms of commutation: Prison sentence to expire on Feb. 23, 2009, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions.

Lastly, this one is a pretty interesting pardon from today though not drug related…

Charles Thompson Winters – Miami, Florida

Offense: Conspiracy to export, and exportation, of a military aircraft to a foreign country in violation of the Neutrality Act of 1939; 22 U.S.C. § 448(a).

Sentence: Feb. 4, 1949; Southern District of Florida; 18 months in prison, $5,000 fine.

Maybe all Presidents pardon and/or commute sentences for a lot of people with drug related convictions.  Who can forget about the pardoning of Roger Clinton, Jr.?

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