Monday, May 09, 2011

Marijuana conviction gets man life in prison

Louisisna - Cornell Hood II got off with probation after three marijuana convictions in New Orleans. He didn’t fare too well after moving to St. Tammany Parish, however. A single such conviction on the north shore landed the 35-year-old in prison for the rest of his life. State Judge Raymond S. Childress punished Hood under Louisiana’s repeat-offender law in his courtroom in Covington. A jury found the defendant guilty of attempting to possess and distribute marijuana at his Slidell home, court records show.  More

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