Man sentenced to 13 years for 3 grams of marijuana has been freed

By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man whose 13-year sentence for possessing a small amount of marijuana drew nationwide attention has been released from prison.

Fifty-one-year-old Bernard Noble’s sentence was cut to eight years in December 2016, following months of negotiations with New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office. Noble was approved for parole in February.

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