Busted with Cocaine: Drug Dealer Whose Sentence Commuted by Obama Back in Jail
That didn’t last long
Robert M. Gill was serving a life sentence for cocaine and heroin distribution conspiracy before having his sentence commuted by President Obama in 2015.
Gill appeared to be on the straight and narrow until recently when he was arrested for having in his possession a “black backpack containing a kilo of cocaine.”
From the Daily Mail:
A Texas felon who was pardoned by Obama is back behind bars after he was caught ‘fleeing police with two pounds of cocaine worth $26,000’.
Robert M. Gill is getting reacquainted with his jail cell after he crashed into another vehicle when fleeing from police following an alleged drug deal in San Antonio on Thursday.
The 68-year-old’s original life sentence was pardoned by President Obama but now he could face up to 40 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, according to Bexar County police.
Gill was jailed on charges of cocaine and heroin distribution conspiracy in 1990, until Obama commuted the ‘nonviolent offender’ in 2015, the San Antonio Express News reported.
After his release Gill seemingly made an effort to stay away from a life of crime and he became a paralegal for local criminal defense law firm.
But on Thursday he met an unidentified person in the parking lot of a grocery store to pick up a ‘black backpack containing a kilo of cocaine worth $26,000’, the affidavit said.
When a Bexas County Sheriff police car tried to pull the Vietnam War veteran over, he took off and led officials on a high-speed pursuit before he crashed into another car.
Gill tried to flee again but agents were able to stop him and retrieve the backpack inside his car, the affidavit continued.
Obama pardoned 1,700 federal prisoners in an effort to free nonviolent inmates who were serving lengthy sentences.
The former president signed Gill’s release and said ‘you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around. … Now it is up to you to make the most of this opportunity.’
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It’s not too weird to postulate that perhaps he’d managed, after a quarter-century behind bars, to become accustomed to prison life, and when tossed out into the real world at an age damn near 70, didn’t much like it. So he did the thing most likely to put him back.
If so, the car crash was a nice touch—it pretty much guaranteed that the evidence would be found, and it makes a wristslap sentence much less likely.
It’s just a matter of time before Obama gets his Willie Horton.
Of course since he isn’t running for office again he doesn’t give a flip. Why not release a bunch of violent criminals to go along with all the violent criminal aliens he tossed back at us, and the 120 or so violent jihadis he released from Gitmo who are now back on the battlefield?
He was fundamentally transforming right up to the end.