That’s A Lot of Hooch (Corey Blount)
As you can see in my lead image, every time I read about a drug bust of note, I’m immediately taken back to the delightful post-pot bust scene from Super Troopers. Thanks to Corey “Fat” Blount, I’m currently reliving these scenes as we speak.
“Where’d you learn that Cheech? Drug school?”
Super Trooper digressions aside, I doubt Blount is getting as much enjoyment out of this story as I am. You see, “Philly” Blount was sentenced to a year in prison thanks to a drug bust that found the ex-NBAer with 11 pounds of the Devil’s Weed. I’ll say that again for emphasis purposes: Eleven pounds of pot. Evidently, Blount, while living up to his last name, was trying to find work in a post-NBA world and apparently decided he’d corner the marijuana market in Butler County, Ohio.
Even the judge had a sense of stoner humor about Blount’s arrest:
Although Judge Craig Hedric did not sentence Blount to the maximum 10 years in prison, he rejected Blount’s claim that the marijuana was intended for personal use and to share with friends.
“Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much,” Hedric told Blount.
Maybe Blount was worried about running out?