A woman who faced a 12-year prison sentence for selling a grand total of $31 worth of pot was paroled Thursday, after local protests sparked a review of her case. Patricia Spottedcrow was jailed in December 2010 after selling a ?dime bag? of marijuana to a police informant ? her first offense.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin approved the parole, based on a universal decision to free her by the state Pardon and Parole Board. Though Spottedcrow, a mother of four, was released in the morning, she?ll wait until later today to see her children ? so as not to break their perfect-attendance record at school. [Source]