President Obama reduces prison sentences for 2 Valley drug dealers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WYTV) – President Barack Obama granted commutations to two Valley residents, reducing their prison sentences for drug convictions.

Arthur Clinkscale, of Youngstown, was sentenced in 2002 to 20 years for cocaine possession with the intent to sell the drug.

He will now get out of prison this February, about five years early.

Gerald Lofton, of Warren, was also serving a 20-year sentence for dealing cocaine, along with a gun charge.

He was sent to prison in 2008 and will now get out in October of 2018, as long as he enrolls in a residential drug treatment facility.