August 9, 2014 6:12 pm -


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.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

30 responses to Texas Man Faces Life In Prison For Pot Brownies

  1. tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    So, who’s going to start the Open Carry Brownies movement?

    • John David Peer August 9th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Like clockwork….

      • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

        Yes, an idiotic sentence fragment from you.

  2. John David Peer August 9th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Of course, if the young man happened to be a sport shooter or hunter, that’s different, eh?

    Yeah…THAT guy “liberals” would lock up and throw the key.

    • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Let’s see. Pot brownies used wrong, fall asleep. Pot brownies pointed at someone else, they fall asleep. Cleaning pot brownies, soap and water.Yes, there is such an equivalence between pot brownies and guns.

      • Hirightnow August 9th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

        You neglected the “Good guy with pot brownies” argument…

        • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

          All guys with pot brownies are good guys!

          • raincheck1956 August 10th, 2014 at 7:20 am

            Happy guys…

    • fancypants August 10th, 2014 at 1:25 am

      can we start with ted nugent ?

  3. mea_mark August 9th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Williamson county is one of the worst counties in Texas. The right-wingers there are about as cold and un-compassionate as you can get. If they don’t like the way you look and they can get away with it they will throw you in prison and throw away the key.

  4. bhil August 9th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I suppose he’s lucky they didn’t execute him.

  5. pignose4.0 August 9th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    If they give him life it will show just how stupid some people in Texas are…….they will be paying to keep him locked up for 50 to 60 years at $10,000 a year, that’s real money.

    • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Closer to $50K per year, but point well taken.

  6. Shades August 9th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    But leave your gun on the kitchen table so your grandson can shoot your granddaughter…Oooops!

  7. Tommy6860 August 9th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    These laws should not be carved in stone. Judges should use sound thinking when passing on a sentence for any crime and state legislators should pass a law allowing for these kinds of consideration. I mean seriously, possible life in prison for cooking up pot brownies, but some rapist gets out of prison after ten years to commit the same crime that got them there in the first place, sometimes they only have to register as a sex offender.

    Give him probation, plain and simple, with a stern warning. No sense in ruining this guy’s life, he didn’t ruin the life of another.

    • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Uh, it’s Texas, law and order is paramount where deviant personal behavior goes. Unless guns are involved, then anything goes.

    • mea_mark August 9th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Williamson county in Texas, you got to be kidding. Most of the conservatives that want to live near Austin live in Williamson county. It is like a right-wing bubble there. Avoid that county whenever possible, it isn’t even safe to drive through if you have liberal bumper stickers on your car.

      • Tommy6860 August 9th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

        I got to the part where a couple was arrested for purportedly lifting water they needed to bathe with. They bought it with groceries spending $600 on their welfare card. It’s all about funding cash for the legal and law enforcement system, regardless of whether charges.are real or not. That is f’ing scary.

      • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

        Never mind lefty bumper stickers, I don’t have a pickup truck!

        • mea_mark August 10th, 2014 at 10:49 am

          You got flagged for this, ^^^ can you believe that? Some people.

          • Anomaly 100 August 10th, 2014 at 11:10 am

            IKR? I just got the flag alert.

          • tiredoftea August 10th, 2014 at 11:41 am

            I did whitelist myself, so fuck off flaggers!!

          • Anomaly 100 August 10th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

            Doesn’t matter. You can still be flagged. It’s happened to me dozens of times.

          • tiredoftea August 10th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

            I know, but now they can flag immediately instead of waiting for me to be approved by mods!

          • tiredoftea August 10th, 2014 at 11:34 am

            Yeah, I’m such a troll!

    • fahvel August 10th, 2014 at 3:18 am

      just give him a glass of milk to wash them down with –

  8. Hirightnow August 9th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Show of hands: Who feels safer, now?

  9. whatthe46 August 9th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    how many sex offenders are they going to release to make room for this harden criminal.

  10. fancypants August 10th, 2014 at 1:19 am

    put a few million in his pocket and he will be able to drive on sidewalks while DUI in texas

  11. JamesMMartin August 10th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I was vacationing in Vermont. I went to a barbeque where everyone was drinking designer beer with astronomical alcohol content. I told a woman with granny glasses I had not had a drink in 19 years and she said “I wish the boys had told me, I’d bring some brownies.” I started to tell her that i needed a fix, did she have any of that marijuana in the phials with the little rubber teet in the top. If I don’t get my shot, I will suffer horribly, shake uncontrollably, sweat a Katrina of perspiration, go mad, go delirious, exceed Rimbaud’s visionary advice, smash through the doors of perception, and get on a long train ride on the Pineapple Express. She couldn’t help me.