Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced his intention to grant a Crossett man a pardon for past weapons and drug convictions.

In a notice released Monday, Hutchinson said he plans to grant Richard Todd Edwards a pardon for convictions from 1999 and 2006.

Edwards’ past convictions include possession of defaced weapons, simple possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and controlled substance/criminal penalties. 

The notice says that all terms of Edwards’ sentences have been completed and he does not have subsequent criminal violations.

It also notes that law enforcement officials do not have any objections to the application for a pardon.

Before the pardon can be granted, the governor must observe a 30-day waiting period for public feedback.

The announcement was one of 20 proposed pardons, two restorations of firearm rights and one commutation for May.

The governor denied 28 additional clemency requests and took no action on six others.

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