Obama Commutes the Sentences of 111 More Federal Inmates

By CNSNews.com Staff | August 31, 2016 | 10:12am EDT
President Barack Obama during a visit to the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House announced in a statement released on Tuesday that President Barack Obama had commuted the sentences of an additional 111 federal inmates.

The statement included a list of the 111 inmates and summaries of the offenses for which they had been Imprisoned.

As reported by USA Today, Obama has issued 325 commutations this month and 673 in total.

A number of the summaries posted by the White House among the new 111 commutations said that the individual whose sentence President Obama was commuting had been in possession of a firearm while committing a drug-related crime.

For example:

Sly Stallone Aikens – Hickory Grove, SC
Offense: Knowingly using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing the firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime (two counts); District of South Carolina
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 29, 2005); amended to 235 months' imprisonment (September 28, 2006)

And:

Alfonso Allen – Miami, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana; possession of a short barreled shotgun in furtherance of a felony drug offense; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of an unregistered short barreled shotgun; Southern District of Florida
Sentence: Life plus 10 years’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 25, 2009)

And:

Brian Allen Altman – New Berlin, WI
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 480 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 23, 2007)

And:

Walter Breland – Statesville, NC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Indiana
Sentence: 420 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (February 12, 2003)

And:

Derrick Lewis Bynum – Hyattsville, MD
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; use of a communications device to facilitate narcotics trafficking (three counts); possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; District of Maryland
Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 19, 2006)

And:

Fred Charles, Jr.  – Stopover, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine; use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 248 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $500 fine (April 4, 2002)

And:

Robert Anthony Eberhart – Garner, NC
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during drug trafficking; Middle District of North Carolina
Sentence: 468 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release (February 1, 2005); amended to 420 months' imprisonment (November 28, 2012)

And:

Darryl Dewayne Edwards – Port Arthur, TX
Offense: Attempt to manufacture 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a felon; Eastern District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 19, 2008)

And:

Mark Foster – Waterford Works, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 12, 2002)

And:

Orfil Javier Garza – Pacoima, CA
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; District of Utah
Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (January 13, 2010)

And:

Ali Reno Harden – Dublin, GA
Offense: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm having an obliterated serial number; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime; possession of marijuana; Southern District of Georgia
Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (February 19, 2009)

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