Recently, former NBA player Corie Blount pleaded guilty to two felony counts of marijuana possession and was sentenced to one year in prison.
The appropriately named Blount (Get it? It’s a reach), was arrested December 4th after sheriff’s deputies intercepted 11 pounds of marijuana that were being sent to him. A further search uncovered another 18 pounds of marijuana in his home. Although having 29 pounds of marijuana would tend to indicate “dealer”, Blount told Judge Craig Hedric that the pot was intended for personal use and to share with friends. Hendric however was not swayed by this statement, telling Blount at the sentencing hearing:
Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much.
First of all to Judge Hedric, nice reference to a comedy duo who hasn’t made a movie together since 1981. Really timely reference. Second, Cheech and Chong have got to be pissed off at the mere implication that they couldn’t smoke 29 pounds of pot. Does anyone else smell a challenge?
What may be most shocking about this entire event is that Judge Hedric was not swayed by a letter written by Blount’s former college coach, and up-standing American citizen, Bob Huggins. If the judge isn’t going to take the advice of reputable problem drinker Huggins, whose advice will he take?