Four Iowans are among 102 people in the latest round of commutations granted by President Barack Obama.
Michael Bertram of Dumont who is serving 20 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine after previously being convicted of a felony drug offense had his sentence commuted to 14 years. He has served around five years.
Nicholas Deering of Des Moines who is serving more than 18 years in prison for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, had his sentence commuted so he will be released in 2018 after serving eight years. Roger Moran of Des Moines began serving a life sentence in 2009 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.He had his sentence commuted to 20 years.
Kenny Siepker of Carroll, who was sentenced to 31 years in prison in 2009 for conspiracy to distribute meth and a gun charge, had his sentence commuted to 25 years. The president had previously commuted the sentences of five other Iowans.
Obama has commuted 774 sentences, more than the previous 11 presidents combined.