WEED, Calif. — Police say that a Yreka man is in jail after causing an "explosion" in a room at Motel 6 in Weed on Wednesday night.
Officers from the Weed Police Department received a report of the explosion around 9:20 p.m., responding to the Motel 6 on N Weed Boulevard. Police requested firefighters and medical teams to stage near the location.
Arriving at the scene, officers found a man who had been injured in the detonation — apparently caused by a butane gas explosion while he tried to make a concentrated form of marijuana, often called butane honey oil (BHO).
The man, later identified by police as 30-year-old Michael Lynn Cunningham of Yreka, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Once he was released from the hospital, police arrested Cunningham and booked him into the Siskiyou County Jail on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and felony vandalism.