It Started With Purple Brownies: Drug Policy Creates Local Outcry In Panhandle

TEXAS:  Three men arrested in recent weeks could get life in prison after being caught with small amounts of edible marijuana products, a fact that has sparked an outcry from some Amarillo residents.

Potter County sheriff’s deputies arrested Eli McCarthy Manna, 30, and Andrew Bruce George, 27, after stopping them for an unspecified traffic violation March 16.

The men were found to be in possession of seven purple brownies weighing a total of 650 grams which, being more than 400 grams, triggered the most severe punishment range for drug possession under Texas law — 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.