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Mississippi man must serve life sentence for 1.5 ounces of marijuana

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Allen Russell’s sentence was upheld by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

  • Allen Russell was reportedly in possession of five bags of marijuana when he was arrested in 2017, and two of the five bags contained 1.5 ounces.
  • Mississippi law permits a life sentence for habitual offenders if the offender served a year in prison for two individual felonies and if one of the felonies was a violent offense.
  • Russell had served previous time for two home burglaries and unlawful possession of a firearm.

— Read on thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/553540-mississippi-man-must-serve-life-sentence-for-15-ounces-of

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