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AUSTIN, Texas – A 19-year-old man in Texas is facing up to 99 years in prison for baking and selling marijuana brownies.

The severity of the potential sentence is generating outrage. Cheers erupted as Jacob Lavoro recently talked to his supporters and the media.

Lavoro is charged with a first degree felony for possessing 1.5 pounds of drugs. He faces five years to life in prison.

Around 100 of his supporters gathered outside the Williamson County Courthouse recently prior to a pre-trial court hearing.

They held signs, sold shirts and talked about the move to decriminalize marijuana.

“I’m not a criminal, I’m just a kid,” Lavoro said.

Lavoro said he was sickened when he first heard how much time in prison he is facing.

“I first found that out when I was in jail and I almost threw up when I heard it, actually did throw up. I turned white in my face,” he said.

In court, Lavoro’s attorney filed a motion to suppress the evidence.

His attorney accused investigators of failing to identify themselves as police officers before they entered Lavoro’s apartment. His attorney hopes to get the case thrown out.


  • Becky

    Ah. We should dispense with laws if they are based on PC personal feelings and whims and preferences and
    go for dictates.

  • Mo Fiscal conservatism

    I don’t think it SHOULD be illegal either. But at the moment it is, he knew it and ignored it. I highly doubt he will get anywhere near the maximum sentence, but he should get something. Civil disobedience isn’t a defense, in Virginia anyway.

  • Jay

    Wow, he should ask for a trial by jury.
    We really have a grip on crime now. Lets get the pot brownie guy, lock him up and throw away the key.
    But whatever we do, we should not send people to jail for more serious crimes. It just would not be fair.

    • Mo Fiscal conservatism

      That and one of the best economies, job rates and tax systems.
      But you have to follow the rules until they are changed?? Anarchy!!!

  • sandra burfield

    Drink and drive and kill someone, get manslaughter and 4 to 5 years, shoot and kill, get 15 to 25. BUT make pot brownies and languish in jail the rest of your life, anyone see anyth
    ing wrong with this picture?

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