Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – A Rockford man convicted of drug-related charges is one of 214 federal inmates to have their sentences commuted by President Barack Obama.
The White House said Wednesday that a sentence for Michael Sandmeyer of Rockford was commuted to expire on Dec. 1.
Sandmeyer began serving 20 years in 2003 for methamphetamine distribution and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The White House says those receiving commutations were imprisoned under antiquated, overly harsh sentencing laws. Almost all were serving time for nonviolent drug offenses.