- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Among convicts granted sentence commutations Thursday by President Barack Obama are two from Louisiana. A White House press release says men from LaPlace and Hahnville each saw their drug-related sentences cut:

- Wallace Bourgeois, Jr., of LaPlace, was sentenced in 2010 to serve 20 years in prison for a conspiracy charge involving crack cocaine and wire fraud. His sentence now will expire on Oct. 27, 2018, if he enrolls in a residential drug program.

- Mervin Spencer, of Hahnville, was sentenced to life for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and distribution of cocaine base. The sentence has been cut to 25 years.

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