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Round Rock teen accepts plea deal in marijuana brownie case

Jacob Lavoro and his lawyer after a hearing earlier this year.
Jacob Lavoro and his lawyer after a hearing earlier this year.

A Round Rock teen who was previously facing life in prison for making marijuana brownies has opted to take a plea deal.

Jacob Lavoro was arrested earlier this year after police entered his apartment, which his lawyer insists was illegally, and officers found several batches of brownies infused with cannabis oil.

Texas law permitted prosecutors to weigh the entire batch of brownies rather than the THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, when deciding what charges to bring. This took several grams of marijuana oil and increased it to around five pounds with all other ingredients considered. This gave him the possibility of facing anywhere from 20 to 99 years in prison.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

Several rallies were held on Lavoro’s behalf and many donated money for his defense.

After recently accepting a plea deal, Lavoro will now spend the next seven years on probation. He will be formally sentenced in November.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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