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Tracking Stolen Cellphone, Deputies Discover Drug Stash, THC Lab

San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies said they found marijuana in a 13-year-old's bedroom, which the homeowners allegedly admitted to smoking with their child

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    Tracking Stolen Cellphone, Deputies Discover Drug Stash, THC Lab

    A woman's cellphone was stolen from an Orange County theme park in California but it kept updating its location, leading authorities to a significant drug bust and six arrests, officials said.

    The phone was reported stolen on Friday from Knott's Berry Farm on Friday evening, according to a San Bernardino Sheriffs Department news release. Its owner gave deputies its location, in the 11200 block of 4th Avenue in Hesperia, San Bernardino County.

    There, the deputies made a series of discoveries on Saturday morning at about 1 a.m.

    The owner of the home, Stacey Shelton, allegedly admitted to taking the phone while at Knott's Berry Farm; a known parolee was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and hypodermic needles and deputies saw a THC extraction lab, the news release said.

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    THC, also known as butane honey oil, is a highly concentrated form of marijuana that's legal to use in California as medical marijuana but illegal to make -- 32 people died from explosions caused by the honey oil production process in California last year, according to the Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center.

    The Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team arrived with a search warrant and discovered the THC lab was allegedly operational. They also found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

    Deputies found marijuana in the child's bedroom, and deputies allege that Stacey and Michael Shelton admitted to smoking the drug with the 13-year-old. Children and Family Services was called, the news release said.

    The Sheltons were arrested along with four other people, ranging in age from 22 to 51, according to the news release. They were booked on various charges.

    Deputies ask anyone with information about the lab to call 909-890-4840.

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