Texas Teen Might Serve Life Sentence Over Pot Brownies
Jacob Lavoro was a normal Texas teen who played football, until he was arrested and charged with a first-degree felony last week. What did he do? He was caught baking, and selling, hash-laced brownies to people in his suburb. He is now facing 5 years to LIFE because his offense is being prosecuted as a felony.
It’s a felony in this case, because authorities in Texas are allowed to include “the weight of the entire product — which, in this case, includes the flour, sugar, butter, and other ingredients in the pot brownies — to be counted toward the total weight of the drugs seized.”
“Five years to life? I’m sorry. I’m a law abiding citizen. I’m a conservative. I love my country. I’m a Vietnam veteran, but I’ll be damned. This is wrong. This is damn wrong!”
“If he did something wrong, he should be punished — but to the extent that makes sense,” the father added. “This is illogical. I’m really upset, and I’m frightened, I’m frightened for my son.”
Sucks to be that guy! He probably won’t get anywhere near life in prison though; it sounds like most people involved realized that sending him to jail for that long would be ridiculous.