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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

KXAN: The Williamson County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday dropped the first-degree felony charge against a Round Rock, Texas, teenager facing a possible life sentence for making and selling brownies laced with hash oil. The felony charges against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro carried stiff penalties ranging from 5 years to life in prison. "We don't want to get bogged down in the distractions," Williamson County Assistant District Attorney Mark Brunner said, adding his office felt they could have gone forward with the case but did not feel it was worth the time. Lavoro is still facing charges for possession and intent to distribute the drugs, a second degree felony.

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Texas? At first glance I was thinking California, maybe Vermont.

Not Texas! HAHA!

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-27 03:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Possible life sentence? I immediately thought Texas. Is any other state so backwards that anyone could face a life sentence for marijauna?

#2 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-27 08:49 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Is any other state so backwards that anyone could face a life sentence for marijauna?

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI

Life sentence is ridiculous, but Danni, the dirtbag was SELLING laced cookies and brownies, not smoking a joint. Would you want this scum next to your gran-kids?

#3 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-08-27 09:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

660.69 grams of pot brownies and cookies, according to the police report.

Sucks they include "carrier weight." Most of that weight is legal ingredients to making cookies and brownies.

Like getting busted with LSD- you can have the same amount of acid on paper and in a sugar cube, but you will be charged more for the sugar cube because of the weight.

#4 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-27 10:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

Possible life sentence? I immediately thought Texas. Is any other state so backwards that anyone could face a life sentence for marijauna?

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2014-08-27 08:49 AM | FLAG:

Hash concentrates are treated far more harshly than plain old weed.

What's really ---- crazy in this state is the mandatory minimum if you have 1 oz of pot. $40 of pot = 6 months in jail.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-08-27 10:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

In total authorities found a little less than 145.85 grams of hash oil, 16.02 ounces of marijuana, and 660.69 grams of pot brownies and cookies, according to the police report.

Lavoro admitted to authorities he bought marijuana and hash oil, which he then mixed with vegetable oil and cookie or brownie mix to sell pot brownies and cookies for $25 each, the police report said.

I would drop the pot charges and try him on charges of being stupid.

#6 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-27 10:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

Is any other state so backwards that anyone could face a life sentence for marijauna?

#2 | Posted by danni

Several southern states, I believe.

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-08-27 11:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

When that for-profit prison system in Texas gets wind of what this DA is saying, there's going to be hell to pay.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-08-27 11:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

Missouri and Nevada are two others I believe. Nevada I know used to be.

#9 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-27 11:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Would you want this scum next to your gran-kids?"

I would much prefer they were buying pot brownies from this guy than Oxycontin which is legally made and sold by pharmaceutical companies. They produce far more every year than is necessary for medical use but since it is so profitable they do it anyway.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-27 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Once the petition hit 1/2 million people the judicial system feels that United States citizens are "a distraction" from Texas "justice"?!

Also, the video starts off with the petition, but the article doesn't mention it at all.

We all know that this 19 year old will suffer greatly by incarceration. His entrepreneurial spirit will be crushed utterly and more than likely he will become a recidivist "law-breaker". Jail really doesn't work rehabilitating and never has for crimes of possession.

Knowing what Texas "justice" is I can't help but wonder why he wasn't scared into taking the original plea and just "stay out of trouble"?

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-08-27 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

God Bless Texas!

Because they really REALLY need it.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-27 01:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

#7 - all of the southern states.

#13 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-08-27 02:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

It is only worth the time if the accused doesn't have enough money to afford legal representation.

#14 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-08-27 04:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

I thought Tejas was all law and orderly. Wait till Gov. Law N Orders hears of this--this guy will be handed over to those ISIS hombres down in McAllen, for them to behead him and leave his carcass in the desert...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2014-08-27 05:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm sure he would not fair well in prison.

#16 | Posted by fresno500 at 2014-08-28 11:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

If you don't like the law, vote and change the law. Until then, get off your high horse. In some states you have to wear motorcycle helmet. In some states you don't. Abide by the existing laws and get involved in changing the ones you feel are wrong. Just because you don't like a law you don't get to break it. Penalties are basiclly the same. Don't want to face life in prison, don't deal drugs in a place where it carries such a harsh penalty. And again, get involved and help change the laws you don't agree with. The marijuana laws in the country are insane. IMO. But they are the law of the land.

I have had a theory for a long time that if they were to legalize it, and regulate it like cigarettes, there would be an initial boom of users for about a month. And then it would become nothing more than just another social pastime like cocktail hours. And we could collect taxes off of it instead of spending billions every year fighting it and paying for incarceration of those who get caught with it. Not to mention making second class citizens out of otherwise productive 19 y/o college kids who were simply looking for a thrill.

#17 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2014-08-28 12:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

If the accused were black this charge would be a given.

#18 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-28 06:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

I would drop the pot charges and try him on charges of being stupid.
#6 | POSTED BY DEADSPIN

But, but, that's ain't against the law or nothin'!

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-28 06:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

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