Authorities in San Jacinto busted a “honey oil” lab on Thursday, seizing almost 30 marijuana plants and arresting a 48-year-old man.
James White was arrested and booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta after the lab was found by a team of San Jacinto special enforcement and Riverside County gang task force officials, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's Office.
More than three ounces of methamphetamine, 26 pot plants, 3.3 pounds of processed marijuana and packaging material and 18 grams of concentrated cannabis -- known as “honey oil” -- were found and taken from the property.
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Officials served a warrant to search the house on the 600 block of Washington Avenue in San Jacinto, where they found the “honey oil” lab, which are known to explode and pose a serious fire hazard.
The process to make concentrated cannabis requires the use of butane gas to turn marijuana into a honey-like substance that can be easily vaporized, officials said.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Officer James King at the San Jacinto Station at 951-654-2702 regarding the ongoing investigation.