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President Obama Grants Commutations

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to the following 79 individuals:

 

  • Lawrence Daro Adams – Houston, TX
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, aiding and abetting; Southern District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $5,000 fine (July 20, 2001)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Tyrone Allen – Lubbock, TX
    Offense: Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 25, 2003)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Anthony Arthur – Killeen, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of "crack cocaine"; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 210 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (August 3, 2005)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Lisa Woods Ball – Sugar Grove, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 3, 2009)

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

     

  • Curtis A. Beasley – Greer, SC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more but less than 50 grams of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 408 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (August 16, 2004)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Efrem Berry – Americus, GA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, aka MDMA; Middle District of Georgia
    Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (November 9, 2006)

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

     

  • Albert Betemit – New York, NY
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of five kilograms of powder cocaine and 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine (three counts); distribution of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (two counts); distribution in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (two counts); unlawful use of a communication facility; Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; four years' supervised release (September 25, 1996)

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

     

  • Carroll Edgar Blevins, Jr. – Abingdon, VA
    Offense: 1. Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts); Western District of

    Virginia

    2. Supervised release violation (possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts)); Western District of Virginia

    Sentence: 1. 188 months' imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (November 3,

    2006)

    2. 51 months' imprisonment (consecutive); one year's supervised release (November 3, 2006)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Kerwin Blount – New Haven, CT
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; District of Connecticut
    Sentence: 292 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 18, 2000)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Tramiere Broughton – Clinton, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base ("crack"); Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 3, 2002)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Thomas Brown – Miami, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (October 24, 1989)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2017.

     

  • Christopher Carlton Bryson – Davenport, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, each a schedule I controlled substance, and cocaine and cocaine base ("crack"), each a schedule II controlled substance; money laundering; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 9, 2001)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Earl Cain – Springfield, MA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; District of Massachusetts
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 15, 2001)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Christopher Michael Calloway – Hampton, VA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: 181 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 18, 2007); amended to 180 months' imprisonment (June 9, 2008)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Jermaine Lewis Carter – Davenport, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 24, 2009)

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

     

  • Jimmy Carter, Jr. – Montgomery, AL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride (two counts); possession of cocaine hydrochloride; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Middle District of Alabama
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 23, 2003)

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

     

  • Mark Clifton – Brooklyn, NY
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack) and aiding and abetting; Eastern District of North Carolina
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $7,500 fine (May 28, 1997)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, and unpaid balance of $7,500 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Dewayne Damper – Fontana, CA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute "crack" cocaine base; Southern District of Mississippi
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release; $4,500 fine (April 20, 1999); amended to 360 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release; $4,500 fine (May 12, 2004)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Johnny Davis – Florence, 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, commonly known as crack cocaine; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 4, 2004)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Roy Edward Detreville, Jr. – Winter Garden, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 8, 2005)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Luis Diaz – Winter Park, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 25, 1996); amended to 360 months' imprisonment (July 1, 2015)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • William Henry Dudley – Atlanta, GA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (April 27, 2006)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Reginald Leon Edwards – Chatham, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 181 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $400 fine (August 3, 2007); amended to 180 months' imprisonment (October 22, 2008)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Timothy John Ehrmann – Minneapolis, MN
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and ecstasy; aiding and abetting to distribute ecstasy (two counts); aiding and abetting to distribute methamphetamine (three counts); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Minnesota
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 5, 2004); amended to 292 months' imprisonment (September 12, 2016)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 228 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • P.W. Ferguson – Columbia, SC
    Offense: 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 a quantity of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 31, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Darryl D. Fields – Harvey, IL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Northern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 8, 2009)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Timothy Fields – Mesquite, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute controlled substance, aiding and abetting (three counts); use and carry firearm during drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: Life plus 60 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 16, 1994)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 465 months' imprisonment.

     

  • Tyris Ford – Philadelphia, PA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base ("crack"); distribution of cocaine base ("crack") or possession with intent to distribute cocaine base ("crack"); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 5, 2001)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Eric Cornell Foster – Bladensburg, MD
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Eastern District of Michigan
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (December 11, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 175 months' imprisonment.

     

  • Osvaldo Richard Gonzalez – Sylmar, CA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 7, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Jamere Ireadus Hall – Kissimmee, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; felon in possession of firearm; District of Maryland
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 1, 2005)

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

     

  • Avery Hardy – Smithville, GA
    Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; Middle District of Georgia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 12, 2006)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Donikki Hardy – Pacolet, SC
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 480 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 26, 2002); amended to 300 months' imprisonment (October 28, 2008); amended to 299 months' imprisonment (February 5, 2014)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • William Crawford Hardy, III – Roanoke, VA
    Offense: Distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 7, 2006)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Robert Jeffrey Harris – Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 12, 2006)

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

     

  • Jeff Hendricks – Seagoville, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine; conspiracy to possess a List I chemical to manufacture methamphetamine; Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 9, 2002); amended to 324 months' imprisonment (April 1, 2016)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Warren Lavell Jackson – Port St. Lucie, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 7, 2000)

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

     

  • Timothy Johnson – Georgetown, SC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 28, 2006)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Paul Kinney – Anaheim, CA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Missouri
    Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 19, 2006); amended to 210 months' imprisonment (December 19, 2014)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Daniel Lee Larsen – West Valley City, UT
    Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; conspiracy or attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); establishment of a manufacture operation; possession of a listed chemical (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; District of Utah
    Sentence: 384 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $2,000 restitution (January 7, 2002)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Darrius Lewis – McComb, MS
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Mississippi
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (May 20, 2005)

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

     

  • Robert Lum – Waimanalo, HI
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine; District of Hawaii
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 28, 2005)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Karliss Lyttle – St. Louis, MO
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; distribution of less than five grams of cocaine base (two counts); Southern District of Illinois
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $500 fine (April 22, 2004)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Ryan W. Magro – Dunstable, MA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; District of Massachusetts
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (May 22, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Orlando Keith McCord – Flint, MI
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Michigan
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (April 19, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Donna Sue McDaniel – Boyd, TX
    Offense: Distribution of 219.6 grams of methamphetamine; Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 27, 1996)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • John E. McNeill – Washington, DC
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of phencyclidine, commonly known as PCP; conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of phencyclidine, commonly known as PCP; District of Kansas
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 23, 2004)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Frantz Michel – Brooklyn, NY
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (January 31, 2003); amended to 300 months' imprisonment (November 1, 2011); amended to 235 months' imprisonment (November 2, 2015)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Vernard Mitchell – Washington, DC
    Offense: Unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; unlawful possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; unlawful possession with intent to distribute heroin; unlawful possession with intent to distribute cannabis; District of Columbia
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 30, 2007)

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

     

  • Robert L. Moffitt – Fort Worth, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base; maintaining a drug-involved premises (two counts); Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (April 10, 2006); amended to 292 months' imprisonment (January 12, 2012)

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

     

  • Ward Everette Mohler – Linville, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine; distribution of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (three counts); carry firearm during drug trafficking (two counts); possession of firearm by a convicted felon (two counts); distribution of methamphetamine (nine counts); Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 469 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (April 23, 1992); amended to 436 months' imprisonment (March 18, 2016)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 22, 2016.

     

  • Michael Toriano Morris – Charlotte, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (August 19, 2004); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (November 23, 2015)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Jerry Lee Mutchler – Riverton, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 4, 2005)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Victor Robert Nava, Sr. – Billings, MT
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana; distribution of marijuana; possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; distribution of hydrocodone; possession of morphine with intent to distribute; possession of codeine with intent to distribute; District of Montana
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 22, 2002)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months' imprisonment.

     

  • Cathy Lea Neal – Council Bluffs, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine; Northern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised (September 24, 2009)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 21, 2017.

     

  • Jose Otero – Worcester, MA
    Offense: Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; District of Massachusetts
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (June 29, 2006)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Tilman Rufus Partin – Frakes, KY
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Kentucky
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 10, 1997)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Mario A. Powell – Kansas City, MO
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of "crack" cocaine; Western District of Missouri
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 16, 2009)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Roosevelt Terence Jerome Rayford – Sherman, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, possess, or dispense cocaine base (crack) or marijuana; Eastern District of Texas
    Sentence: 326 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $2,000 fine (July 1, 2003); amended to 300 months’ imprisonment (April 29, 2004)

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

     

  • Eddie James Reed – Albany, GA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Georgia
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 28, 2008)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Jose Rodriguez – Camden, NJ
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin and more than 50 grams of cocaine base; District of New Jersey
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $10,000 fine (April 27, 2006); amended to 235 months' imprisonment (August 28, 2015)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted.

     

  • Cynthia Valdez Shank – Lansing, MI
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than five kilograms of powder cocaine, 50 grams of cocaine base, and/or 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); possession with intent to distribute 40 pounds of marijuana; Western District of Michigan
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $10,000 fine (February 29, 2008)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted.

     

  • Artis Sherman – Allen, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy in the possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 30, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Carnell Smith – Hazel Crest, IL
    Offense: 1. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute mixtures

    containing cocaine; Northern District of Illinois

    2. Possession of a prohibited object by a prison inmate; Eastern District of Arkansas

    Sentence: 1. 262 months' imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 11, 2001)

    2. Seven months' imprisonment (consecutive) (January 5, 2012)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

 

  • Marco Strickland – Detroit, MI
    Offense: Attempted possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; Eastern District of Michigan
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (October 24, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 168 months' imprisonment.

     

  • Tony Taylor – Dunn, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack) (five counts); distribution and 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 (December 4, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 293 months' imprisonment.

     

  • Deborah Theeler – Sioux City, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine following two prior felony convictions; Northern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 18, 2007)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Damarlon Cenaka Thomas – Saginaw, MI
    Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Michigan
    Sentence: 230 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (November 20, 2008)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Dexter Bert Tyson – Orlando, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base and a mixture containing cocaine; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base and cocaine, aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine, aiding and abetting (two counts); possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, aiding and abetting, felon in possession of a firearm; felon in possession of ammunition; District of Maryland
    Sentence: Life plus 60 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 13, 2006)

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

     

  • Lavan Maurice Walker – Miami, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of heroin (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: 420 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (March 9, 2004)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Jamie Warfield – Cape Girardeau, MO
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Missouri
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (July 20, 2005)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 21, 2017

     

  • Lamar Webster – Concord, CA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; money laundering conspiracy; money laundering; District of Montana
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (April 17, 2009)

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

     

  • Sterling Kenneth Westberry – Pensacola, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 15, 1998)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Travis L. Wilken – Midvale, UT
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of actual methamphetamine; District of Utah
    Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (February 2, 2006)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

     

  • Derrick Maurice Williams – Durham, NC
    Offense: Possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 2, 2000)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 21, 2017.

     

  • Jacobi Lamont Williams – Greensboro, NC
    Offense: Distributed cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (August 24, 2006)

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

     

  • Nelson Williams – Hammond, LA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Eastern District of Louisiana
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (July 21, 2004)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

     

  • Darvell D. York – Chicago, IL
    Offense: Delivery of a controlled substance; Northern District of Illinois
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 8, 2007)

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

     

  • Myron Young – Louisville, KY
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Kentucky

    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 20, 2010)

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

Updated May 3, 2022

Press Release Number: 16-1373