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Supporters Rally For WilCo Teen Facing Life For Making Pot Brownies

Updated: Wednesday, August 6 2014, 09:51 PM CDT

Jacob Lavoro is facing possible life in prison for making pot brownies in Williamson County, but just released lab results could help his case.

Those results found 2.5 grams of THC in the hash oil and brownies confiscated from Lavoro's home.

That's an important fact for the defense which plans to argue that Lavoro should be charged based on the weight of the THC and not the weight of brownie mix and Tupperware.

Supporters of Lavoro rallied outside the Williamson County Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. It was a small turnout but a stack of 243,000 signatures -- asking the district attorney to reduce Lavoro's charges to a misdemeanor -- is proof the world is watching this case.

"I'm worried and nervous," said Lavoro.

The 19-year-old was in court for a brief pre-trial hearing. His attorney is waiting on a separate hearing to suppress evidence claiming the police search of Lavoro's apartment was done illegally.

"Cause if the entry is bad the search is bad then anything they find is bad so won't have any evidence to present," said attorney Jack Holmes.

But with a grand jury expected to indict the teen in two weeks, Lavoro made a plea to prosecutors.

"I'm 19 and I have my whole life ahead of me.  Take that into account.  I can do more good than evil," added Lavoro.

Lavoro got a job detailing cars and said working has helped take his mind off the case and a possible prison sentence.

Lavoro is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

(Photo from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.)

By Alex Boyer

Supporters Rally For WilCo Teen Facing Life For Making Pot Brownies

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