Fountain barber pardoned for felony drug crimes following her work in the community

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FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - Nearly two dozen people applied for pardons for crimes in Kansas recently including a Fountain barber. The Fountain barber was only one of two who had their pardons granted.

The cases that were denied pardon involved multiple murders, rapes, child sex crimes, and drug crimes. Governor Jeff Colyer denied 19 pardon applications this time around. All together he has denied 42 during his time in office. He didn't deny a request made by Wandaleen Thomas.

Thomas is a native of Wichita, Kansas. She currently calls Fountain, Colorado home. She was convicted of felony drug possession in 1992. She completed her sentence and then proved she can give back to the community in more ways than one.

According to the governor's office Thomas now owns and operates WT's Military Cuts. The barbershop caters to military personnel and their families. She also counsels people to help them avoid drugs and alcohol.

Her conviction was previously expunged by the court and her pardon request was favorably recommended by the Prisoner Review Board.

“Granting pardons is one of the most extraordinary powers granted by the people of Kansas to their Governor, and it is one I do not take lightly,” said Governor Jeff Colyer. “As a state we need to look at our veterans and the challenges they face so we can help them return to civilian life."