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10-29-2017, 02:35 PM
A drug dealer who was granted clemency as part of former President Obama’s push to release non-violent drug offenders has been busted again for the very same violation.

Daron Benjamin Swygert, 43, of Richland County, South Carolina, was originally arrested for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, and in 2001 he was given 240 months in prison, along with 10 years of supervised release.

In December 2015, Swygert was included in a group of 95 “non-violent offenders” whose sentences were commuted by Obama, setting him free on April 16, 2016.

The Obama administration claimed that the criminal justice system had resulted in “overly harsh and expensive sentences for thousands of drug offenders.”

Unfortunately, once Swygert was set free, he returned right back to his previous lifestyle