Honey oil lab raid turns up gun manufacturing operation

A raid on a Redding honey oil lab turns up a weapons manufacturing operation complete with thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017 6:49 PM
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 3:27 PM

A raid on a Redding honey oil lab turns up a weapons manufacturing operation complete with thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Agents from the Shasta County Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) served a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of Keswick Dam Road Saturday.

They’re still looking for Jonathan Marshall of Sonoma County ‎who's suspected of manufacturing butane honey oil at the location.
When agents arrived at the home, they found an elaborate indoor hydroponic marijuana grow covering the entire basement of the residence as well as numerous bags of ground marijuana.
Agents say they also found machining equipment used to manufacture AR-15-style assault rifles.
One complete non-serialized rifle and three partially assembled rifles were also found at the residence.
SINTF agents also recovered thousands of rounds of ammunition and over a dozen 30-round magazines.
Marshall also had a complex commercial-grade butane honey oil extraction system in the back yard.
Agents seized over one pound of honey oil from the machine as well as from inside the house.
Marshall's whereabouts are currently unknown.
A complaint for the manufacturing of a controlled substance will be filed with the Shasta County District Attorney's Office.
Weapons manufacturing charges are still being investigated at this time.

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