California Gov. Jerry Brown likes to offer clemency for small crimes around the holiday season, and he has done it again this year. Yesterday the governor shortened the sentence of one convicted felon and offered official pardons to 112 people — two of current Humboldters who were convicted of weed-related crime back in the 70s.
According to the pardon statements — see below — Pierre Carbonneau was given 30 days in prison and three years probation for selling weed in the San Diego area way back in 1974. Having lived an “honest and upright life” in the days since, the state has awarded him a “full and unconditional pardon.”
Likewise, William Lee Horn was convicted of marijuana cultivation in the Los Angeles area way back in 1975, and was sentenced to three years’ probation. He is now officially pardoned.
These pardon statements don’t give much more detail about the nature of these citizens’ weedcrime, and Google doesn’t go back that far. One can only imagine that given the state of the war on weed in that day and age, that their crimes were of a scale that we’d barely notice today.
Merry Christmas, Pierre Carbonneau and William Lee Horn!
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