A Paradise family is celebrating Tuesday night after learning their husband and father received a pardon today from President Obama.
68-year-old Stephen Arrington is an author and anti-drug, anti-bullying advocate who lives in Paradise, but travels the world with his message.
He was covicted in the early 80's of drug smuggling after being busted at the Van Nuys Airport trying to smuggle 24 million dollars worth of cocaine.
Famed auto maker John DeLoreon was also arrested but never convicted.
Arrington, who had served as a bomb disposal expert in the U.S. Navy, always maintained he was coerced into participating in that smuggling deal.