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

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


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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