The shipping container hash lab.
The man injured in Sunday’s butane hash oil lab explosion is in critical but stable condition and has been transferred to an out-of-area hospital for treatment of his severe burns, according to an update from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
According to release, deputies recovered approximately 52 pounds of cannabis bud and seized one firearm without a serial number at the East Bates Road scene of the lab, which was located in a shipping container.
Read previous coverage of the afternoon explosion that took place near Morris Elementary School here
Fifty-two pounds of marijuana was found at the scene.
The case is expected to bring a number of charges, including manufacturing a controlled substance by means of chemical synthesis. No one has been arrested at this time, the sheriff’s office indicated. The identifies of the individuals involved will not be released until formal charges are filed, according to a release.
Read the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office release below:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit is continuing its investigation into a butane hash oil lab explosion occurring on the 1200 block of E. Bates Road in McKinleyville on Oct. 21, 2018.
The property did not possess the required county permit and state license to manufacture butane hash oil. While on scene, deputies recovered approximately 52 pounds of cannabis bud and seized one firearm, which did not have a serial number.
Deputies have identified multiple persons of interest associated with this butane hash oil lab. One male subject contacted on scene sustained severe burns. He was transferred to an out of area hospital in critical, but stable, condition.
This case is still under investigation. Criminal charges, including manufacturing a controlled substance by means of chemical synthesis (HS11379.6(a)), are expected to be filed. The identification of all persons involved will not be released until formal charges are filed. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.