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Two Utahns are among 79 federal inmates who on Tuesday received commutations of their prison sentences from President Barack Obama.

Daniel Lee Larsen, of West Valley City, was sentenced in 2002 to serve 384 months for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; two counts of conspiracy or attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; two counts of establishment of a manufacturing operation; possession of a listed chemical; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

Larsen's sentence was reduced to 270 months, with the condition that he enroll in residential drug treatment.

A Salt Lake Tribune story from March 2001 indicates that Larsen — who was then a wanted fugitive in connection with the case — was arrested following a police chase in which he crashed a mobile meth lab into a utility pole in Salt Lake County.

The other Utahn, Travis L. Wilken, of Midvale, was sentenced in 2006 to serve 235 months for possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of actual methamphetamine.

Wilken's sentence was commuted to expire Nov. 22, 2018, with the condition that he enroll in residential drug treatment.

In October, Obama shortened the sentences of three other Utah men — one convicted of intending to distribute methamphetamine and two convicted of trying to manufacture it.

He has commuted hundreds of federal drug sentences in an effort to bring justice to what people in both political parties call unfair sentencing guidelines.