Stories

Stories from the War on Drugs.

Kevin Ott, 53, is serving a sentence of life without parole for a drug conviction. In April, 2016, Drug War Stories wrote to Kevin and requested a response to a questionnaire. Kevin's responses were received on May 2, 2016....
Jeremy Theoret, co-founder and President of Drug War Stories, used to be a teacher, until he lost his job because of a baseless accusation that he "smelled like marijuana." So he went to law school, became a lawyer, and started Drug War Stories.
Weldon Angelos was only twenty-five years old when he was sentenced to a mandatory 55-year prison sentence under mandatory minimum drug and gun laws for selling marijuana.
Jose Guerena: Within seconds at least 71 shots were fired at Guerena, who was hit dozens of times. No drugs were found.
Tim Tyler, at the age of 25, received the mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for selling LSD.

Robert Jones

Hearing of Robert Jones, a 70 year old cancer patient terminated from HUD housing for using medical marijuana: “I am not a criminal. I have never been a criminal. I am not involved in drug related criminal activity. I beg you to keep my housing supplement.”
Ricky Minor: Because of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, Ricky was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempting to manufacture meth.

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