Groveport Man's Sentence For Federal Drug Conviction Commuted
President Obama's latest round of commutations of prisoners serving time for drug offenses includes a Groveport man sentenced to life in federal prison for selling crack cocaine. 46-year-old Garrie Lavert Samuels is one of 42 people whose sentences were commuted Friday by Obama. Samuels was convicted in federal court in Midland, Texas, of drug conspiracy charges and sentenced to life in prison in April 2003. His sentence is now scheduled to end October 1st. The White House says many of those who received commutations would have already finished their sentences if they'd been sentenced under current, less onerous guidelines. The White House says the President has commuted nearly 350 federal prisoners, more than his six predecessors combined.