Lexington man among 95 narcotics offenders whose sentences Obama commuted

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President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON — A Piedmont man is among 95 drug offenders in prison whose sentences President Barack Obama commuted on Friday, according to the White House.

Terry Dennard McNeair, 46, of Lexington, was convicted in November 1996 of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

McNeair was sentenced to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Now, with his prison sentence commuted, he’s scheduled to be released in April.

McNeair is one of five North Carolinians to receive commuted sentences, but is the only one from the Triad.

The president also freed 46 nonviolent drug offenders back in July. He has expressed a desire to reduce prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.