This Kid’s Hash Brownies Could Land Him a Lifetime Prison Sentence, You Won’t Believe Why

In one of the more unfortunate stories on this site, a teenager who allegedly baked and sold hash brownies is facing a potential lifetime prison sentence. The reason? Jacob Lavoro, a 19-year-old from Round Rock, Texas, used hash oil instead of marijuana to make the brownies, which allows the state to use the entire weight of the brownies — cocoa, butter, sugar and all — when determining the weight of the drugs.

After searching Lavoro’s apartment, police allegedly found 660 grams of baked goods in the form of 6 bags of cookies and 9 bags of brownies, Yahoo reports. He has since been charged with a first-degree felony.

“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,” Lavoro’s attorney, Jack Holmes, told KHON-TV. “They’ve weighed baked goods in this case. It ought to be a misdemeanor.”


Lavoro’s father, Joe Lavoro, stated that if his son did something wrong, then he should be punished “to the extent that makes sense,” but disagrees with the charges.

“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 damned … this is wrong, this is damn wrong!” Lavoro said.

A somber reminder that while Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana, there are still many states that will hand out harsh punishments for possession.

By Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

1 reply on “This Kid’s Hash Brownies Could Land Him a Lifetime Prison Sentence, You Won’t Believe Why”

Get with the program Texas. You’re on the wrong side of history on this. The sooner you legalize, the sooner a fuckton of your problems will go away, including Cartels who try to smuggle across the texas border to do business in the states..the more states that legalize it, the less money the cartels make, and the more revenue your state brings in on the recreational/medical use. Don’t make prison populations your legacy.

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