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President Obama Commutes Sentences of 5 South Florida Drug Offenders

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    Five South Florida drug offenders were among the dozens across the country who had their prison sentences commuted by President Obama Wednesday.

    Obama commuted the sentences of 61 drug offenders, including more than a third serving life sentences. Most are nonviolent offenders, although a few were also charged with firearms violations. Obama's commutation shortens their sentences, with most of the inmates set to be released on July 28.

    Miamians Henry Claude Agnew and Wayne Parker, who had both been convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, both had their sentences commuted.

    Agnew had been sentenced to 262 months of imprisonment with five years of supervised release in November 2003. Parker had been sentenced to 420 months of imprisonment with 10 years of supervised release in November 1999.

    Marvin Bailey, of Hollywood, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, aiding the travel in interstate commerce to promote the distribution of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He had been sentenced to life in prison in June 1997 but will now be released in March 2017.

    Jeffrey Sapp, of Fort Lauderdale, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 240 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release in January 2003.

    Andrew Lee Holzendorf, of South Bay, was sentenced to life in prison in November 1996 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, but will be released in July.

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