Authorities say Truckee trailer fire led to discovery of BHO lab, drugs, weapons |

Authorities say Truckee trailer fire led to discovery of BHO lab, drugs, weapons

Nicholas McCauley
Submitted to The Union |

Authorities say a trailer fire in Truckee led to the discovery of a suspected butane honey oil lab, along with an assault rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicholas McCauley, 33, of Penn Valley, and Julie Cannon, 27, of Grass Valley, after they found the suspected lab, syringes and an AR-15, a release states.

McCauley faces charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a short-barreled shotgun and committing a felony while armed, reports state.

McCauley remained in custody Monday afternoon on $100,000 in bond, authorities said.

Cannon, who has since made her $1,000 bond, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, the release states.

According to authorities, firefighters at 6:15 a.m. Saturday responded to a trailer fire in the 10000 block of Hirschdale Road. They discovered what appeared to be several items related to a butane honey oil lab after extinguishing the blaze, which was possibly caused by a small space heater.

Detectives searched the trailer after getting a search warrant, finding unused butane canisters, suspected marijuana and two magazines for an AR-15. Several syringes were in Cannon’s purse, reports state. Authorities say they found an AR-15, a loaded .45-caliber pistol and a loaded .20-gauge shotgun in a vehicle at the scene. A sawed-off shotgun also was found.

Detained at the time, the pair was then arrested.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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