After Fourth Marijuana Arrest, Man Gets Life in Prison
Getting caught green-handed with marijuana is never a good thing, but when it's your fourth arrest on the same charge, it's a very, very bad thing.
Cornell Hood II learned that truth the hard way after a jury in Louisiana sentenced the repeat offender to life in prison.
The jury found him guilty of both attempting to possess and distribute the illegal substance in his home. Along with a dozen bags of marijuana, deputies found roughly $1600 in cash and a student loan application that belonged to Hood.
The sentence typically carries no more than a 15-year sentence, but due to past arrests on the same charge, Assistance District Attorney Nick Noriea Jr. argued for a more severe punishment.