Round Rock, TX -When it comes to crimes that deserve a life sentence, could selling pot brownies be high on the list?
Well, one 19-year-old could face that penalty after Round Rock cops found nearly a pound and a half of hash oil-laced brownies in his apartment, back in April.
Jacob Lavoro was reportedly planning to sell the ganja goodies for $25 bucks a pop. In Colorado, a single hash brownie is legally allowed to contain 10-milligrams of THC. In Texas, we’re harsh on hash. The oil contains high levels THC — the chemical found in pot.
“Worried and nervous,” Lavoro said, after lab results revealed a total of 2.5 grams of THC in his baked treats.
“That’s about the equivalent to two and a half of those sugar [packets] you find at a restaurant when you sit down”, Lavoro’s attorney Jack Holmes explained.
Holmes wants the charges reduced to a 2nd degree felony which comes with a possible sentence of two to 20 years or probation.
Lavoro’s supporters have even started a cannabis campaign of sorts. They’ve signed a petition with more than 243,000 names, requesting the district attorney give Lavoro a lighter sentence.
His case will be presented to a grand jury, for indictment, on September 4th.