Arkansas governor to pardon his drug dealer son

The governor of Arkansas is about to pardon a convicted drug dealer -- but no ordinary dealer; it's his own son.

Kyle Beebe was arrested more than a decade ago for felony possession of marijuana and intent to deliver; he was ordered to serve several years of probation.

The probation ended in 2006, the year his dad Mike Beebe was elected governor.

Governor Beebe says convicted felons who have served their time deserve a second chance.

The Arkansas parole board supports a pardon for Kyle Beebe; so do local police.

Gov. Beebe says he would have granted a pardon years ago, but his son never asked for one.

A pardon would restore the rights convicted felons typically give up, including the right to carry a gun.

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