Dwayne decided to take action after his son was cited for simple possession of a small amount of marijuana. He watched as the charge cost his 19-year-old son over $1,000 in legal fees and resulted in a mandatory six-month revocation of his driver's license. Knowing how commonly this ordeal happens to families every day convinced Dwayne to get involved in public speaking and join LEAP. Most drug convictions are for possession, he says, and the laws that make the drugs illegal are far more damaging to individuals and their families than the drugs themselves. As Dwayne puts it, it's time for us to change our laws and help those who need it instead of locking them up and destroying their lives.
Dwayne is now a Federal Department of Defense employee and worked as a federal contractor prior to that, holding a Top Secret security clearance.