A Texas teen is looking at the most ridiculous punishment you could think of after he was caught with a fresh batch of pot brownies.
According to the DailyCaller, 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro is a high school football player who had an impeccable record, however he was arrested for baking and selling pot brownies and now he could face life in jail.
The teen was arrested last month in Round Rock, Texas on felony charges of drug possession and distribution. Why a felony? Because of the manner in which he made the brownies. He used hash oil in the mix which allows prosecutors to use the entire weight of the brownies, sugar, flour, and all, against him when determining the amount of drugs he had on him.
Now he’s looking at five years to life in prison.
“They’ve weighed the bake goods in this case, and they’ve made it a first degree felony when it ought to be a misdemeanor,” said Lavoro’s attorney Jack Holmes.
His father Joe said he’s outraged that prosecutors are considering such an extreme sentence over brownies.
“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,” said Joe Lavoro in a statement. “This is damn wrong.”