In one of, if not his final, acts as Commander and Chief, President Obama pardoned 64 people including a Mainer.
A Windham woman convicted more than 20 years ago of a federal drug crime, Jennifer Lynn Smith, formerly known as Jennifer Hanscom, was the only Maine resident pardoned.
She is the second Mainer pardoned by Obama. Last month, the president pardoned a well-respected midcoast fisherman for a crime he committed more than 30 years ago. Robert S. “Bob” Baines, 60, of South Thomaston was convicted in 1986 of being part of a marijuana distribution conspiracy that netted him a six-year federal prison sentence.
Hanscom, now Smith, was sentenced on Jan. 24, 1997, at the federal courthouse in Portland to five years in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute and aiding and abetting the possession with the intent to distribute a schedule II controlled substance, cocaine.

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