Arrests made in alleged Tehama County 'honey oil' operation

Jan 21, 2015 2:07 PM by News Staff

Two Tehama County men have been arrested after drug agents found a lab used to manufacture butane honey oil inside a Gerber home.

On Tuesday, agents with the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement Task Force served a search warrant at a home in Gerber after receiving information there was a drug lab inside.

Once inside the home agents found evidence of a butane honey oil lab and concentrated cannabis extraction lab.

Agents arrested 26-year-old Jeremy Dryden at the house and have recommended that charges be filed against 30-year-old Alex Seals, who was already in custody at the Tehama County Jail on un-related charges.

Butane honey oil labs are considered extremely dangerous because the manufacturing of the oil involves highly flammable butane and a heat source. Honey oil labs have caused several home and apartment explosions in the North State.


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