Arkansas Governor Plans To Pardon Son For 2003 Marijuana Conviction

ARKANSAS:  Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon his own son for a 2003 felony conviction for marijuana possession.

Matt DeCample, a spokesman for the Democratic governor, told the Associated Press that the pardon would be among a set issued by Beebe next month.

Kyle Beebe, now 34, served three years of supervised probation, paid $1,150 in fines and court costs, and had his driver’s license suspended. At the time of his son’s arrest, the elder Beebe was a few months into a four-year term as the state’s Attorney General.

The governor told KATV Wednesday that he would have pardoned his son earlier, but “he took his sweet time about asking.”