Biography/Memoir

Grateful Dead fan who sold LSD granted clemency from life in prison

“A Grateful Dead fan who was serving a life sentence for selling LSD to a police informant is among the 111 individuals who received commutations from [The President] on Tuesday.”

Timothy Tyler had no history of violence when a judge’s decision to include the weight of the paper that held the LSD he sold pushed the amount over 10 grams, leading to a mandatory minimum life sentence in prison. The offense was Tyler’s third, including two prior drug convictions that each led to probation. Tyler’s new sentence will end on Aug. 30, 2018, and requires enrollment in residential drug treatment. The assignment to residential drug treatment is a bit puzzling, as LSD is by its nature not physically addictive. The drug stops working if a person takes it for several days in a row.

Original Article (Huffington Post):
Grateful Dead fan who sold LSD granted clemency from life in prison
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