A 19-year-old man faces five years to life in prison if convicted of making and selling pot brownies.
The severity of the potential sentence is generating outrage.
“I’m not a criminal, I’m just a kid,” Lavoro said.
Cheers erupted as 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro talked to his supporters and the media.
About a hundred of his supporters gathered outside the Williamson County courthouse prior to a pre-trial court hearing.
They held signs, sold shirts and talked about the move to de-criminalize marijuana.
Jacob is accused of baking and selling pot brownies.
He’s charged with a first degree felony and faces 5 to 99 years in prison.
Lavoro told reporters his reaction after hearing he could face up to 99 years in prison.
“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 I did throw up. I turned white in my face.”
“Murderers get less time than that and the thought that my son could go to prison at all is something that I can’t even get my head around.”
In court, Jacob’s attorney, Jack Holmes, filed a motion to suppress the evidence.
His attorney accuses investigators of failing to identify themselves as police officers before they entered Jacob’s apartment.
His attorney hopes to get the case thrown out.