Whitmer reduces sentences of four men convicted of drug crimes

LANSING, Mich.—Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday reduced the sentences for four men serving time in prison.

All four men will now be eligible for parole consideration.

Two of the men were convicted on drug charges in Genesee County while the other two were convicted on drug charges in Oakland County.

The four men granted requests for clemency were:

  • Michael Thompson was sentenced on May 31, 1996 to 40-60 years in prison for firearms possession by a felon. He served 22 years on a sentence that was scheduled for an earliest release date of 2038.
  • Lawrence Cadroy was sentenced on March 30, 1999 to life in prison for drug possession. He served 21 years on a sentence that was scheduled for an earliest release date of 2030.
  • Lorenzo Garrett was sentenced on May 5, 1999 to 29-170 years in prison for selling drugs. He served 22 years on a sentence that was scheduled for an earliest release date of 2027.
  • Larry McGhee was sentenced on July 1, 2004 to 20-30 years in prison for selling drugs. He served 16 years on a sentence that was scheduled for an earliest release date of 2024.
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