• Teen faces 5-to-life for brownie sale

    Date: 08.05.14 | by Judge Tom.

    You probably guessed it – not your mother’s brownies but homemade ones by 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro laced with marijuana and hash oil.

    Jacob was arrested in Texas in April, 2014 after a complaint led to a search of his apartment. The police found 1.5 pounds of brownies, along with a pound of marijuana, digital scales, $1,675 in cash and dozens of baggies with marijuana and hash oil.

    Hash oil is a controlled substance that carries much harsher state penalties than marijuana. The oil has higher concentrations of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana.

    Jacob Lavoro

    Jacob Lavoro

    This is Jacob’s first offense and although charged as a felony, the prosecutor has discretion to reduce it to a misdemeanor. Otherwise, a felony carries a punishment anywhere from five years to life in prison.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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