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May 6, 2011 7:50 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere

4th Marijuana Conviction Lands Life Sentence

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - After getting probation three times for marijuana convictions in New Orleans, a man moved out of the city - and landed a life prison sentence the fourth time around.
Cornell Hood II was sentenced Thursday in Covington as a repeat offender following his conviction on a charge of attempting to possess and distribute marijuana.
According to The Times-Picayune, 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.
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.

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