In April, Jacob Lavoro was arrested in Round Rock, Texas (a suburb of Austin), and charged with making and selling pot brownies. Jacob and his family were shocked when officials announced a first degree felony charge, which comes with a five-year to life sentence if found guilty.
Jacob's father had this to say:
“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 ** ed. This is wrong. This is * n wrong!” the father said.
Lavoro’s lawyer agrees. “I was outraged. I’ve been doing this 22 years as a lawyer and I’ve got 10 years as a police officer and I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Jack Holmes, Lavoro’s attorney said.
The former high school football player has a clean record.
Why the heavy charge? Because they tipped the scales:
His charge is so severe because the recipe includes hash oil. The hash ingredient allows the state to use the sugar, cocoa, butter and other ingredients to determine the weight of the drugs. "They've weighed baked goods in this case" laughed Holmes. "It ought to be a misdemeanor."
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