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Life for possession in Louisiana

Posted on May 7th, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

LouisianaCornell Hood II got off with probation after three marijuana convictions in New Orleans. But after moving to St. Tammany Parish, a single such conviction landed the 35-year-old in prison for the rest of his life. Louisiana state Judge Raymond S. Childress punished Hood under Louisiana's repeat-offender law in his courtroom in Covington on May 5. A jury on Feb. 15 found Hood guilty of attempting to possess and distribute marijuana at his Slidell home.

Hood was arrested after a probation officer found nearly two pounds of cannabis at his house, which Hood shared with his mother and young son. Prosecutors charged him with one count of possession with intent to distribute. At Hood's one-day trial, the evidence presented by the prosecution included a digital scale and about a dozen bags that had allegedly contained cannabis before being seized from the house. (Times-Picayune, May 5)

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