On Thursday a 35 year old man in Covington, Louisiana was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted a fourth time on marijuana charges. Cornell Hood II was convicted three times in New Orleans and got off with probation. He then moved to St. Tammany Parish, where he got busted a 4th time.
Under Louisiana’s repeat-offender law Cornell is eligible for a life sentence, which he got. Last year his probation officer came to his home for a routine visit and ended up finding almost two pounds of cannabis throughout the house. The probation officer alerted the police, and off Cornell goes to jail on intent to distribute charges.
While I disagree with the laws that have essentially ended this man’s life, I can’t feel sorry for him personally. He was well aware of the laws, and got off with probation for three other convictions. The amount of stupidity that is needed to leave two pounds of weed laying around your house with your probation officer coming for a visit is staggering.
But stupidity shouldn’t land you in jail if you’re not hurting anyone else in the process. Now Louisiana taxpayers have to take care of this moron for the rest of his life because he had a bunch of plant matter in his house; not to mention the money and resources wasted on convicting him 4 separate times.
If stupidity was against the law, there wouldn’t be anyone left to run…anything.