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Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana.

Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana.

| July 26

Devontre Thomas is 19 years old.

In a few weeks, he goes on trial in federal court in Portland.

If he loses, he could go to prison for a year.

For possessing an amount of cannabis that would fill one joint.

How could this happen in Oregon?

On April 7, 2016, the U.S. attorney for Oregon filed a one-count federal misdemeanor charge against Thomas for possessing “about a gram” of marijuana, according to his public defender, Ruben Iniguez.

Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana.






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