2 Men Suffer Burns in Explosion While Making Marijuana Oil, Police Say

The blast occurred in a Tustin garage where police said they found over a pound of marijuana and several cans of butane

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    Two men were hospitalized Friday in Tustin after they sustained severe burns inside what appeared to be a drug lab, authorities said.

    Two men were hospitalized Friday in Tustin after they sustained severe burns inside what appeared to be a drug lab, authorities said.

    The men were attempting to extract marijuana oil using butane inside a garage, according to police.

    The blast happened in the 1700 block of Mitchell Avenue, according to Lt. Paul Garaven of the Tustin Police Department.

    Marijuana oil, sometimes referred to as “wax” or “hash oil,” is a concentrated substance which gives users a more potent high effect when smoked due to its high levels of THC.

    The two men suffered substantial but non-lethal injuries and were taken to a hospital, Garaven said.

    “Officers discovered what appeared to be a marijuana extraction lab in the garage,” he said. “Officers found in excess of one pound of marijuana, several cans of butane gas and miscellaneous paraphernalia associated with an extraction lab.”

    Damage was limited to the detached garage and no other injuries have been reported.

    “Investigators are currently processing the scene and charges will be filed in the near future,” Garaven said.