19-year-old Texan could serve life in prison for pot brownies
ROUND ROCK, TEXAS — A Texas man accused of making and selling marijuana brownies is facing up to life in prison if convicted.
That's because officials in Round Rock have charged 19-year-old, Jacob Lavaro with a first-degree felony.
The former high school football player has an otherwise clean record.
The charge is so severe because the recipe includes hash oil.
That allows the state to use the sugar, cocoa, butter and other ingredients to determine the weight of the drugs.
They weigh the baked goods, not just the drugs in this case, otherwise it would have been a misdemeanor.
Jacob's father Joe Lavaro wants what's right.
"If he did something wrong, he should be punished but to the extent that makes sense. This is illogical. I'm really upset, and I'm frightened, I'm frightened for my son."