Patrick Cannon

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon accepted in drug-treatment program

Patrick Cannon arrives at the federal courthouse in Charlotte on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
Patrick Cannon arrives at the federal courthouse in Charlotte on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has been accepted into a drug-treatment program that could significantly cut his time in prison.

Cannon, serving 44 months at a West Virginia federal prison, has begun the nine-month Residential Drug Abuse Program, attorney James Ferguson said.

If he completes the work, it could shave a year off his sentence.

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