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

(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.

Pothead Cornell Hood got caught up in Lousiana's repeat offender law.
Pothead Cornell Hood got caught up in Lousiana's repeat offender law.   (?"th?R)
Cornell Hood's going to by in the joint a long time.
Cornell Hood's going to by in the joint a long time.   (?John Pavelka)
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