Obama Commutes Sentence of South Bend Drug Dealer

President Obama has commuted the 20-year sentence of a South Bend man imprisoned in 2004 after pleading guilty to federal drug-trafficking charges. Robert Sleepers will be freed October 1st. The White House did not explain the reasoning behind Friday’s commutations of Sleepers and 41 others – most of whom also committed drug crimes. Sleepers admitted to conspiring with two other men to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and crack cocaine to the South Bend area from 1998 to 2002. Sleepers – who was 38 at the time – was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. Sleepers’ attorney says his client’s guilty plea should have resulted in a lighter sentence.