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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Aloofah
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.
Aloofah
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.
DasterdlyD
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?