The Michigan Department of Corrections confirms that Richard Wershe a.k.a. "White Boy Rick" has been granted a formal parole board hearing in the bid for his release.
The former drug dealer was just a teenager when he began working for the FBI to help nab other drug dealers.
Then, in 1988, he was sentenced to life in prison at just 17 years old for a single conviction of cocaine possession.
He is Michigan's longest serving prisoner for a non-violent crime.
The hearing is expected to happen in early June, according to the MDOC.