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Three Kentuckians among 214 issued sentence commutations by Obama

Three Kentucky men, including one from Lexington, were among 214 who were issued sentence commutations Wednesday by President Barack Obama.

Tyrone Montgomery of Lexington was sentenced in 2008 to 24 years in prison with 10 years supervised release, according to a news release from the White House. He was convicted of possession of cocaine and cocaine base with the intent to distribute. His sentence has been reduced to 17 years and five months.

Broderick Richardson of Louisville was sentenced in 2005 to 20 years in prison with 10 years supervised release, according to the news release. He was convicted of possession of 50 grams or more of cocaine base and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. His prison sentence is now scheduled to expire on Aug. 3, 2018, upon the condition of residential drug treatment.

Corey Ferguson of Bowling Green was sentenced in 2008 to 25 years in prison with eight years of supervised release, according to the news release. He was convicted of conspiracy to possess 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute, and aiding and abetting. His prison sentence was commuted to 16 years and 10 months.

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