(KWES) - President Obama announced today the commutation of sentences for 98 individuals. Two of those individuals are from the Permian Basin.
The first is David Alan Aldridge of Odessa, Texas.
Aldridge was sentenced to life imprisonment following a 2009 sentence on numerous charges including conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine; possession of equipment, chemicals, products and materials to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a detectable amount of methamphetamine; purchasing more than nine (9) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine during a 30 day period (six counts).
Aldridge' commuted sentence will be 151 months behind bars and paying the remaining balance of a $35,000 fine.
The other person is Arandal Derrick Goodley of Midland, Texas.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment back in 1998 for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base "crack"; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base "crack"; laundering of monetary instruments (15 counts); aiding and abetting laundering of monetary instruments (four counts).
His commuted sentence will expire on Oct. 27, 2018 conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.