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President Obama commutes sentence of Rockford meth dealer



This news story was published on August 3, 2016.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Rockford, Iowa meth dealer will be getting out of prison way early, thanks to President Barack Obama.

Michael Sandmeyer, age 55 and formerly of Rockford, Iowa, but now calling a minimum security federal prison camp in Yankton, South Dakota his home, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) after having previously been convicted of a felony drug offense; felon in possession of a firearm in the Northern District of Iowa.

He was sentenced on January 22, 2003 to 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release.

After a Commutation Grant announced Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Sandmeyer’s prison sentence is now commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

In all, 214 individuals were granted commutation of sentences by President Obama, today.

“The power to grant pardons and commutations… embodies the basic belief in our democracy that people deserve a second chance after having made a mistake in their lives that led to a conviction under our laws,” President Obama said.

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18 Responses to President Obama commutes sentence of Rockford meth dealer

  1. Donald T. Rump Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Haven’t you neanderthals been paying attention?? Both parties have been talking about prison reform for years. Republicans and Democrats alike have promised to reduce the population of minimum risk, non violent, drug related offenders. These persons cost us millions of dollars in punishment and produce no return on our investment.

  2. Bodacious Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2016 at 10:40 am

    It costs the taxpayer over $30,000 a year to house an inmate. This man has served 13 years of his 20 year conviction. Which one of you whiner’s wants to pay the remaining $200,000+ to keep him in prison. Maybe he has learned something. I hope so.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Just shoot him and save us all some money.

      • Bodacious Reply Report comment

        August 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm

        Yeah, that is a great idea. Let’s shoot all lawbreakers. That would be the Trump way-except for millionaires they are above the law.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 4, 2016 at 1:55 pm

          We should have been doing that right along. Democrats too as they are mostly criminals.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    How many sentences has the large-eared one commuted?

  4. Lloyd Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I wish he would commute the sentence he has on my health insurance an paycheck and release some .22L’s for the public to buy for protection against his butt buddy…

  5. Run while you can Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks Obama. Oh, well. He’ll be back in prison soon enough.

  6. John Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    The problem with Obama’s statement here is these are not people that just “made a mistake,” these are long time multiple law offenders that had total disregard of any law. It wasn’t one mistake.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Non violent? Do you know meth does? Your part of the problem.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    At least he was “non violent” the gun was just for looks.

  9. mint Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    That was nice of him, hopefully the guy will turn a new leaf.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    10 years is plenty long – 20 way to much -And by the way I’m voting TRUMP !

  11. Peter L Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Why not Val Perez Sr.? I hope people are working on helping Big Val get out. He’s been in WAY 2 long.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I’m surprised he didn’t let him out in time for the election. Only after he restored his voting rights though.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Screw the Flores family nothing but inbred meth dealing welfare leaches.

      • Ralph Reply Report comment

        August 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        Whose the Flores’ and why do you want to screw them? If your into screwing inbred meth dealing welfare leaches that’s your right. You know, whatever your into. I don’t think anybody wanted to read about your fantasies tho. But still, whose the Flores’?

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Why in the HELL would he let a piece of crap like this out early. He will be back in jail in a year. I hope to hell he moves in next to Obama and sells drugs to his daughters.