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President Obama commutes sentence of Oklahoma man convicted of drug crime

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SALLISAW, Okla. – An Oklahoma man who was convicted of a drug crime in 2000 had his sentence commuted by President Barack Obama.

On Thursday, the president commuted the sentences of 102 inmates across the country, including a Sallisaw man.

In May of 2000, Chip J.W. Teague was convicted of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm moved in interstate commerce, possession of a firearm during drug trafficking crime, manufacturing methamphetamine and maintaining a place for manufacturing methamphetamine.

He was sentenced to 495 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

He was set to be released in 2041.

President Obama commuted his sentence to expire on Oct. 6, 2018. Once he is released, he must enroll in a drug treatment program.