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.
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.”
After serving 21 years, 52 year old Romona Brant was finally released on February 1, 2016, after President Obama granted her clemency in December of 2015.
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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