Robert Martinez Gill whose life sentence for drug trafficking was commuted by former President Obama was busted with a kilo of cocaine.
Gill, 68, served nearly 25 years of his life sentence before Obama took pity on him and commuted his sentence in 2015.
While in prison, Gill studied law and used his knowledge to petition Obama for an early release after his court appeals fell on deaf ears.
After approving Gill's early release in 2015, Obama wrote that Gill deserves a second chance "because you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around… Now it is up to you to make the best of this opportunity."
Gill made the best of his opportunity alright.
No sooner did the prison gates clang shut behind him, than Gill resumed his criminal enterprise.
On Thursday, San Antonio police observed Gill during the commission of a felony -- buying a kilo of cocaine from an informant.
When the illegal transaction was made, police pursued Gill's car until he crashed into a vehicle. He again tried to flee, but the cops disabled his car.
Law enforcement agents recovered a black backpack from Gill's car. In it they found the kilo of cocaine.
He was ordered held without bond at a hearing on Friday. His next bail hearing is scheduled for late February.
Gill is charged with intent to distribute 500 grams of powder cocaine. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five to 40 years in prison.
A lawyer who helped Gill win an early release from prison is disappointed that he couldn't change his ways.
"I'm so disappointed to hear that he got arrested again," Ronald Schmidt told the San Antonio Express News.
Before he left office, Obama freed hundreds of criminals who had no business being back out on the streets.