Texas Man Faces Life In Prison For Pot Brownies
Jacob Lavoro could be in jail for the rest of his life for cooking up a batch of pot brownies.
Lavoro was arrested at his home in April after a neighbor complained about the smell of smoke coming from his apartment. Police at the scene weighed the brownies, and charged Lavoro with having a pound and a half worth of drugs with the intent to sell.
Police say that they also found a jar of hash oil and cash in the apartment.
“I’m scared. Very scared,” Lavoro told reporters following a hearing in a Williamson County courtroom this week. “I’m 19 years old and still have a whole life ahead of me. Take that into account.”
According to the Associated Press, Lavoro’s attorney, Jack Holmes, said that the brownies in question contained only a small amount THC–in the form of hash oil–and is not enough to justify a tough sentence…
If convicted of the charges as they now stand, Lovaro could face anywhere from 10 years to life in prison.