SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A man sentenced to life in prison for making and selling methamphetamine in Springfield will be released from prison this summer, one of 61 drug offenders whose sentences President Obama commuted Wednesday.
George Michael Gray, now 63, was sentenced to life in prison in July 1995. He will be released July 28, 2016, from the federal prison in Sheridan, Ore., after serving more than 21 years behind bars.
Gray was sentenced on charges of conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and possession of firearm in connection with drug trafficking offense.
The president also commuted the sentence of Christopher Michael Wright, now 42. Wright was sent to prison in May 2006 for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in Elmira, Ore.
Wright was scheduled for release from the federal prison in Sheridan in July 2020. He will also be released July 28, 2016.