Police: Ukiah drug lab explodes, hurts 2

Nov 7, 2014 10:51 AM by News Staff

Two men have been hospitalized in Northern California for burns caused by an explosion of butane gas being used to produce honey oil, a concentrated form of cannabis.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Thursday James Lowe of Ukiah and Joshua Corrigan of Oakdale, both 35, were flown by helicopter to a hospital.

Ukiah Police Capt. Justin Wyatt says firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in a shed that had been a marijuana-growing room and was converted to honey oil production.

Wyatt says police found about two dozen butane containers and a burned assault rifle.

He says police will ask prosecutors to charge the men with manufacture of a controlled substance, unlawfully causing a fire that involves injury and possession of an assault weapon


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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