A 68-year old man who had his prison sentence commuted by President Obama has been arrested on drug charges following a high-speed police chase.
Robert M. Gill was convicted of cocaine and heroin distribution back in 1990 and was on lockdown until 2015 when President Obama commuted the nonviolent criminal’s sentence and set him free. But now, just three years after being let out, Gill is once again behind bars and likely to die in prison.
The New York Post reports:
Last Thursday, according to federal court papers, Gill met with his probation officers and then went to the parking lot of a food market to buy more than 2 pounds of cocaine.
Gill met a person who gave him a black backpack that he placed in his vehicle, and a sheriff’s deputy in an unmarked car tried to stop him, the affidavit said.
But Gill took off and after a high-speed chase collided with another vehicle where deputies were able to disable his car.
Officers found the cocaine in the backpack and put him under arrest, the affidavit said.
Gill “related that he was going to sell the cocaine to make money and would be paying a female $26,000 for the cocaine,” the affidavit said.
Gill has been charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and is being held without bail. He faces a return to prison for up to 40 years, if convicted.
Lawyers and wardens who put their necks out for Gill to be released have expressed grave disappointment.
When signing the paperwork for Gill release in 2015, Obama said “you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around. … Now it is up to you to make the most of this opportunity.”
Looks like Gill felt he had no choice but to go back to what he was doing before he went to prison this first time.