Two Texans set free by President Trump

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Two north Texas had their prison sentences commuted by President Trump just before he left office.

James Brian Cruz was serving a 40-year prison sentence for a conviction on federal drug charges that stemmed from his role in a meth ring in the Dallas area. He had been in prison since 2000.

Cruz' request for freedom was backed by First Baptist Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress. His sentence was commuted to time served.

President Trump also commuted the sentence of Ferrell Damon Scott of Dallas.

Scott was serving life in prison for a conviction of transporting marijuana in 2007.

The former federal prosecutor who handled the case said he didn't think Scott deserved the life sentence.