Two northeast Missourians are among the 14 individuals granted pardons Friday by Governor Jay Nixon.

According to a press release, among those pardoned was Marianne Jay who served probation and completed a drug treatment program after a possession of a controlled substance charge in Marion County in 2003. Since then, Jay has earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and has remained gainfully employed.

Also granted a pardon by the governor was Edward Jennings, who served probation after being found guilty of selling marijuana in Audrain County in 1985. Since then, Jennings has maintained employment and received a Distinguished Service Award from the City of Vandalia for his role in apprehending an armed suspect who had taken a woman hostage in a gas station.

Governor Nixon grants pardons to those who have completed their sentences and become productive members of society.