A child welfare call led to the discovery of a hash lab in Bayside.
A call for a child welfare check led to the discovery of a butane hash lab operating in a Bayside home where 800 pounds of marijuana trim and bud were discovered along with 69 pounds of hash oil, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
After deputies arrived at the home on the 1400 block of Splinter Lane, they observed a man standing in front of an open garage door before he fled into a nearby wooded area.
Deputies saw an “active” extraction lab inside the open garage and called the Drug Enforcement Unit to the scene, where it found the hash oil and marijuana as well as a firearm during a subsequent search.
The case remains under investigation.
Read the HCSO release below:
On June 21, 2018, at about 6:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a child welfare complaint responded to a residence on the 1400 block of Splinter Lane in Bayside. When deputies arrived, they observed a Hispanic male adult in front of the residence’s open garage door.
The man fled into a nearby wooded area upon seeing the deputies. While at the residence, deputies observed an active butane hash oil (BHO) extraction lab inside the open garage. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit responded to conduct a search of the garage. During the search, deputies located one firearm, over 600 pounds of marijuana trim, over 200 pounds of marijuana bud, 69 pounds of butane hash oil and BHO extraction equipment.
This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.