Jacob Lavoro, 19, could see just under a century behind bars for baking and selling pot brownies.
Surrounded by about 100 supporters at a pretrial hearing at a Texas courthouse Thursday, the Round Rock resident told the crowd, "I'm not a criminal, I'm just a kid."
The Independent reported:
Lavoro, who learned that he could be sent to prison for between five and 99 years, continued: “It was sickening to me. I first found that out when I was in jail and I almost threw up when I heard it, actually did throw up. I turned white in my face.”
According to Kvue.com, on 14 April a neighbour alerted police to Lavoro’s apartment after smelling marijuana. Upon arrival, officers found the drug inside the property.
Lavoro was allegedly selling brownies laced with cannabis for $25 each; according to abc7news.com, the cakes contained hash oil, which is more potent than ordinary marijuana, making the alleged offence more serious.
Lavoro's attorney, Jack Holmes, filed a motion to dismiss the evidence, claiming police officers entered his client's apartment illegally.
-- Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.