This story about Sgt. Patrick Lett, if true (and we have no reason to doubt it, but you never know till you know), is a sad tale of lazy lawyering and a system incapable of dealing with the reality of circumstances.
Sgt. Lett delivered cocaine, no doubt, but was not a “dealer” in the classic sense of the term. His conviction was justified insofar as he was guilty. The problem entered when the sentence was imposed.
What happened next is right out of a Grisham novel; lazy lawyer doesn’t do his homework, but law school student and friend of the defendant does and saves him from a long prison term.
That’s where the movie would normally end, but this is just the end of part one…unfortunately.