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Truckee PD and Truckee Fire District respond to Hash Oil Manufacturing Explosion on Sunday


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By: Truckee Police Dept.

December 17, 2013 - On Sunday 12/15/2013 at about 1430 hours, Truckee PD and Truckee Fire responded to a reported "grease fire". Upon arrival it was quickly determined that there had been a small chemical explosion that occurred when several subjects were trying to make "hash oil" from marijuana using butane fuel. This has become a common practice among some marijuana users looking for stronger THC content. This can be very dangerous and has resulted in many explosions and fires across California and the rest of the United States. Often times these explosions can endanger other family members, young children and neighbors.

In the Truckee case, Anthony Garner (age 20) was transported to the hospital with moderate burns. He was later medically cleared and booked into jail for felony charges involving manufacturing drugs, child endangerment, conspiracy to commit crimes, and maintaining a residence for manufacturing drugs. 3 other subjects (Kiev Watson-Akright age 22, Yvenel Casseide age 21, and Austin Coton age 21) were also arrested at the scene for felony charges including manufacturing drugs, child endangerment, and conspiracy to commit crimes. All of the subjects were actively involved in trying to make hash oil.

As the attached link to a news article notes, butane and similar chemical explosions are on the rise as people try these extraction methods. http://en.ria.ru/crime/20130227/179704268.html

 

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