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Former Rotting Out frontman reportedly facing deportation following drug trafficking sentence

September 30 2016, 9:18 PM EDT By Maggie Dickman

Following former Rotting Out frontman Walter Delgado’s 18-month prison sentence for possession and trafficking of marijuana, Terror shared a statement via Facebook from Bane vocalist Aaron Bedard regarding Delgado’s potential deportation. (via Lambgoat)

“After Walter has served his 18 months he very possibly will be facing deportation from the United States,” Bedard says. “A movement has been started that is gathering as many voices as possible to speak out on his behalf. To email the immigration judge and share testimonials insisting that Wally is so much more than the crime he has committed.”

Read more: Former Rotting Out frontman sentenced to 18 months in prison for drug possession and trafficking

Bedard’s aim is to “flood the judge’s inbox” with words that’ll support the good Delgado has done for years. Read Bedard’s Facebook statement in full below.

Back in March, police discovered roughly 70 pounds of marijuana and hash oil in Delgado's possession. He plead guilty to one count of third-degree felony possession of drugs, and he was reportedly eligible for release in September 2017.

Read more: Former Rotting Out frontman arrested for drug trafficking

“This is my friend Wally Delgado. He is more than just a member or some bands I really loved, more than just a kid who wrote lyrics for, and sang on a song that my own band wrote. He is someone I look up to and have turned to when times get dark.

As many of you already know, earlier this year Wally fucked up in a really big way and has been sent to prison for 18 months to pay for that mistake. I have zero interest in discussing my, or any of your opinions regarding that in a forum as pointless as this one.

What I am interested in, is that after Walter has served his 18 months he very possibly will be facing deportation from the United States. A movement has been started that is gathering as many voices as possible to speak out on his behalf. To email the immigration judge and share testimonials insisting that Wally is so much more than the crime he has committed. If you have a story to share about a way that Wally or ROTTING OUT or MINORITY UNIT has impacted your life, no matter what it is. Please, sit down, write it out and email it to: [email protected] It will take you 3 minutes.

The hope is to FLOOD this judges inbox with testimonials regarding the very many ways that Walter had created more good than he did harm with his life. If you know him than you know that there is no questioning that. If you know him I am asking you to please come forward and help.

Pass this email along to anyone who you think will do the same. We need to create a real storm here. Spread the word.

[email protected]

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