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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
Louisianan Gets LIfe for Marijuana
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. (Read more marijuana stories.)

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