Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Men Convicted of Drug Crimes Receive Commutation from Obama

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Men Convicted of Drug Crimes Receive Commutation from Obama

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Two federal inmates from Kansas will be released Dec. 1 after their sentences were commuted Wednesday by President Barack Obama.

Lavon A. Crockett, of Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced in 2005 to 188 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to the White House.

Crockett, 47, was scheduled to be released in August 2018, but the president's commutation will shave about 21 months off his sentence.

Richard L. Reser, of Sedgwick, was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1989 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm while trafficking in drugs, possession of a firearm by a felon, distribution of methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Reser, who is 71, was scheduled to remain in prison until 2024, when he will be nearly 80 years old, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records. …

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