Snoop Dogg and Faith Evans are among a couple celebrities hoping to see Loon get out of prison soon. Both Snoop and Evans have signed a petition asking President Donald Trump to lower Loon’s 14-year sentence for a non-violent drug offense.
Interesting enough, the petition was created by Weldon Angelos, who was locked up for 12 years of a 55-year sentence for his own nonviolent drug offense. Angelos’ case became heavily talked about by civil rights advocates. For example, one of the main advocates includes the Families Against Mandatory Minimums, who was looking for his early release back in 2016.
Loon’s petition has close to 8,000 signatures on Change.org as of Wednesday night. “In 2008, Loon left the music industry to pursue a better, positive life after reverting to Islam and was traveling the world as a motivational speaker. He now goes by Amir Junaid Muhadith. However, while he was still in the music industry he made an introduction for someone who was involved with drugs and he got snared in a federal drug conspiracy case. He pleaded guilty for this minor role and agreed to a 14-year sentence to avoid the ‘trial tax’ he would receive if he rejected the government’s plea offer, which included very lengthy mandatory minimum enhancement penalties that would flow from a conviction after trial,” the Change.com site stated.
You can sign the petition here.