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New Orleans Man Gets Life Sentence For Marijuana Convictions


Cornell Hood II was sentenced Thursday in Covington, LA as a repeat offender following his 4th conviction on a charge of attempting to possess and distribute marijuana.

According to The Daily Comet, Hood moved from New Orleans after he pleaded guilty in 2009 to two marijuana-related charges and received five years of probation.

In 2005, he received his first strike – and five years of probation – after pleading guilty in New Orleans to possessing and intending to distribute marijuana.

Drug offenders in Louisiana are subject to life imprisonment after being convicted three or more times of a crime that carries a maximum sentence exceeding 10 years, even if its is a non violent crime.

Authorities said Hood’s probation officer found about two pounds of marijuana during a routine visit to Hood’s Slidell-area home on Sept. 27. Prosecutors charged him with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

At Hood’s one-day trial, the state’s evidence included a $1,600 in cash, digital scale and about a dozen bags that had contained marijuana before being seized from the house. Deputies also found a student-loan application with Hood’s name on it inside of a night stand.

A jury deliberated for less than two hours and convicted Hood of a reduced charge, which usually carries no more than 15 years’ imprisonment. But Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea Jr. then used Hood’s past convictions on Thursday to argue that he was a career criminal.


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  1. The law is obviously paying attention to the wrong issues. They need to pay more attention the the child molesters,rapist, and murderers and leave the functional pot heads alone. :)

  2. c’mon, he had already been convicted two times in just a couple of years of felony distribution. He got PROBATION on his SECOND offense. I don’t think he needs life in prison, but we all know his lawyer told him after the second offense to find another line of work or he was going to prison forever. I don’t think Louisana would be right to hold him for life, but he must be the stupidist person on Earth to have two pounds of pot in his house when he is getting visits from a probation officer.

  3. oh yeah they give me pills to sleep because the pain pills gave me insomnia what the f_ _ _k !!! at least the pot put me to sleep too

  4. oh my goodness come on already life for reefer,i wish my doctors would prescribe it for my chronic pain instead of these pain pills they’ve got me addicted to.5 years ago i smoked for the pain and then i went to a doctor he put me on oxycontin and morphine,god help me at least the reefer killed the pain and i wasn’t addicted to it,now the pain pills every year they raise the miligrams and i can’t quit taking them i have more pain now caused by them.it affects my thinking i can’t remember anything,i can’t get through a day without taking more and more pills,cause you have to for it to touch the pain i wake up and can’t close my hands for them being so swollen,and they gave me bloodtests telling me if they found reefer in my system they’d take my pain pills that they got me addicted to away. can’t win for losing they even make me suicidal. i was hit by a drunk driver got 22 bones broke most in my back 15 surgeries later. now they have me on a pill thats making my hair fall out . Liraca,doesn’t work either,peripheral nerve damage caused from the pills.my life sucks all because the doctors made me quit smoking pot.

  5. I feel scared for all of the citizens of louisiana.
    I personally know cornell hood and it will be a shame to never see him again because of weed.he has never committed a single violent crime meanwhile new orleans is letting maurders go everyday.

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