Richard Paey is a Florida man who was incarcerated in 2004 for drug trafficking. There was no evidence he ever distributed or intended to sell any pills, but drug laws in many states, including Florida, allow officials to prosecute for trafficking based solely on the quantity an individual possesses. Paey spent three and a half years in prison, until he was granted a full pardon by Florida Governor Charlie Crist in September of 2007.
As the St. Petersburg Times reports, he was freed from prison today: Paey given full pardon; Crist orders him freed today
The people responsible for his spending 3 1/2 years in prison should be ashamed of themselves.
Sometimes I seriously worry about this country…