Mississippi Gov: No Plan for Pardon in Life Sentence for Pot


Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he’s not currently thinking about pardoning a woman who is serving a life sentence after she was caught with marijuana and sentenced as a habitual offender.

Tameka Drummer, now 46, received a life sentence in 2008 after she was pulled over for an expired license plate in northern Mississippi’s Alcorn County and officers found a small amount of marijuana in her car.

Drummer was sentenced as a habitual offender because of previous convictions. Responding to questions Monday, Reeves said he didn’t have details about Drummer’s prior convictions.

He said he’s not considering any pardons now.

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8/31/2020 5:51:45 PM (GMT -5:00)

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