Jacob Lavoro, a 19 year old from Round Rock, Texas has been arrested and charged with a first degree felony. His crime, adding hash oil to brownies which allowed the police to count the entire weight of the brownies as one big controlled substance. To be clear, the amount of hash oil added to the brownies is not in question. Once Lavoro added the hash oil then, according to the state, the entirety of the brownies became 100% hash oil. In an amazing feat of legal alchemy, eggs, butter, sugar, now all count as being hash oil.
“This is illogical. I’m really upset, and I’m frightened, I’m frightened for my son.”
Now Lavoro faces life in prison for the crime for what his attorney says should be a misdemeanor.
“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, told KHON-TV. “They’ve weighed baked goods in this case. It ought to be a misdemeanor.”
A teen faces life in prison after he allegedly mixed in hash oil along with marijuana in a batch of brownies. http://t.co/YZNHCI2RiO
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Lavoro is currently being held on $30,000 bond. If convicted and sentenced to life in prison it would cost the state of Texas circa $600,000 to imprison him for 40 years. Given his youth, Lavoro would likely live much longer. We’ll see if the state believes that would be money well spent to keep a dangerous criminal like Jacob Lavoro off the streets.