Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s office says he plans to pardon his son over a felony marijuana conviction.
Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said the two-term Democratic governor planned to pardon his son, Kyle, who was convicted in 2003 of felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. DeCample said the pardon recommendation would be included in the final pardons issued by the governor early next month.
The state Parole Board recommended the governor pardon his son in October. Kyle Beebe served three years supervised probation, paid $1,150 in fines and court costs and had his driver’s license suspended because of the conviction.
Little Rock television station KATV first reported about Beebe’s plans Wednesday. Beebe is leaving office in January due to term limits.