Louisiana Man Gets Life for Marijuana
Repeat offender Cornell Hood gets long time in joint
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2011 3:01 AM CDT
Updated May 9, 2011 6:20 AM CDT
Pothead Cornell Hood got caught up in Lousiana's repeat offender law.   (?"th?R)

(Newser) – A Louisiana man convicted of marijuana possession for the fourth time has been sentenced to life in prison. A judge threw the book at 35-year-old Cornell Hood, using the state's tough repeat-offender law. Hood had previously admitted to three earlier charges of distributing marijuana and possession with intent to distribute in New Orleans. He received a five-year suspended sentence and five years probation on each charge, according to the Times-Picayune. But he was busted again in his new home in St. Tammany Parish with a dozen bags of marijuana, a scale, and $1,600 in cash. It took the jury a day to convict him.

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Jul 1, 2011 3:13 PM CDT
I am not against marijuana... just stupid people who think they are smart when all evidence point otherwise.
Jul 1, 2011 3:09 PM CDT
Why should he receive sympathy when he was warned three times previously? You only get some many stupid points before the marker get called in.
Jul 1, 2011 12:14 PM CDT
Dear Newser...Why do we have to close the window on that Crap-o-lac ad, every time we change pages?