Nevada County deputies discover butane honey oil lab, pot plants
December 1, 2016
A search for a suspect in a domestic dispute led Nevada County deputies to find a butane honey oil lab, about 45 pounds of suspected marijuana and almost 40 pot plants, authorities said.
Detectives around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday discovered the lab — along with two rifles, a handgun and ammunition — in the 22000 block of Purdon Road. The serial numbers and caliber of one rifle matched a weapon that in 1974 was stolen from the Oroville area, reports state.
There have been no arrests. The investigation remains ongoing, authorities said.
Deputies found the lab during an investigation of a domestic dispute on Robinson Road, about five miles away. Authorities learned the suspect in that dispute had fled to Purdon Road, and they spotted items associated with honey oil labs after arriving at that scene. They then obtained a search warrant and returned later that day to search the property, according to reports.
During the search authorities found seven glass extraction tubes that had honey oil residue, about 10 glassware items with the same residue, between 50 and 75 empty butane canisters and a half ounce of finished honey oil. They also found about 45 pounds of marijuana and 38 immature marijuana plants, the latter of which were eradicated, reports state.