An attorney for 19-year-old Devontre Thomas said the government has agreed to dismiss the Oregon marijuana charge as long as he works or attends school and doesn’t break any laws for the next two months. Pictured: Trimmed marijuana flowers sit in a container at Medicine Man dispensary in Denver on Dec. 17, 2013. (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file)

Dropped: Feds agree to dismiss Oregon teen’s pot case

The case against 19-year-old Devontre Thomas, who was facing federal drug charges and a yearlong jail term for a gram of pot, made national headlines and outraged many across the country

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal prosecutors have agreed to dismiss a small-time marijuana case against an Oregon teenager following an outcry that got the attention of the state’s congressional delegation.

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In a court filing Thursday, an attorney for 19-year-old Devontre Thomas said the government has agreed to dismiss the charge as long as he works or attends school and doesn’t break any laws for the next two months.

Thomas was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in April after prosecutors said he bought a gram for $20 from another student at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem.

The case — with its potential for a yearlong jail term — outraged many people in Oregon, which has voted to legalize marijuana for adults.

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley sent a letter to Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams expressing concern about the office’s drug prosecution priorities.