32 years in prison for non-violent drug offense –

Oct 2, 2020 – During the days of the interview, Wershe wanted to visit a home in Southfield. He said it was the last place things felt normal to him.

“I walked out of this house Jan. 15, 1988 in the morning and never returned until now,” he said. “I’m a little emotional, (it’s) been a long time. Had a lot of good memories here, a lot of good memories. I considered this my home.”

Nearly 33 years after leaving the home in Southfield, he returned and found some memories still feel like yesterday.

There has also been a book deal, and another documentary soon to come

“I don’t think I should have done 5 or 6 years for the crime I committed, if that.

“I sold drugs. I’m not proud of it. But, I was pushed into that life by our law enforcement and our government,” he added. “I didn’t learn to sell drugs and my family didn’t teach me. Law enforcement taught me to sell drugs. Wershe was an underage FBI informant living a fast life, trying to get ahead on the city’s east side in areas you can still see blight today.



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