Illegal cannabis extraction lab sparks explosion and charges for two men in their 20s

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It didn’t take long for deputies with Oregon’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) to figure out that an illegal cannabis extraction lab, located close to an occupied residence, was the source of a big explosion that attracted the authorities. Jameel Fabela, 29, and Joel Nielsen, 21, were arrested and charged with an arson incident to manufacture a cannabinoid extract and unlawful manufacture of a marijuana item , notes a PCSO statement posted on Facebook . The blast and resulting fire at a property outside of Dallas, Ore. occurred on the morning of May 27. Upon investigating, the deputies quickly learned the explosion and fire took place inside an illegal cannabis extraction lab within a greenhouse near an occupied residence. Weed grow fire attracts emergency staff and lands father, two sons in hot water Firefighters find weed cultivation site amid damaged and charred remains of blaze Man gets three years in prison after cannabis lab blows up, sets neighbourhood on fire Following the explosion, detectives executed multiple warrants over the next six days, seizing lab production equipment, other evidence and illegal cannabis products. The last included “a shipping container filled with illegal marijuana product” and numerous jars of finished butane hash oil (BHO) having an estimated value of US$100,000 ($121,000). One comment to the Facebook post expressed how lucky it was that the fire did not spread beyond the structure. “ Wow close call, it could have easily spread to all that grass.” Both medicinal and recreational cannabis are legal in Oregon. Despite adults 21 years and older being able to buy, possess and use marijuana, there are limits regarding how much a person can have on them in private and in public. “Manufacture of any amount of marijuana is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in…

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