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Community members rally for man serving 13 years for marijuana charge

NEW ORLEANS -- Members of the Broadmoor community came together to rally for the release of 49-year-old Bernard Noble, a man serving 13 years for marijuana possession.

"Bernard Noble was arrested 6 blocks from here on the edge of the Broadmoor community for riding his bicycle the wrong way up a one way street," said one rally organizer.

During that traffic stop Noble was found possessing 2.8 grams of marijuana. A fourth strike, following 3 prior drug convictions in 1991 and 2003 involving marijuana and cocaine.

Noble was given a 4 year sentence which was later appealed and upgraded to the minimum sentence for a habitual violator, 13 years and 4 months.

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