Obama commutes sentences of 12 Carolinians, 3 in Georgia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBTW) – On Friday the President granted commutation of sentence to 98 individuals.

Six were from South Carolina, six from North Carolina and three from Georgia.

SOUTH CAROLINA

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

NORTH CAROLINA

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

GEORGIA

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)

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)

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)

FULL LIST HERE

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