A man has been arrested after deputies found an illegal marijuana cultivation operation and hash oil lab on a property near Florissant Friday, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies said on Friday morning, they got a tip about an illegal marijuana cultivation operation at a property on Chipita Creek Trail in the Indian Creek subdivision near Florissant. When they went to the property, they saw large totes containing processed marijuana, as well as a butane hash oil lab in plain view on the back porch. When no one answered the door, they got a search warrant for the property.
The suspect, 32-year-old Andy Wilson, eventually came to the door and was detained. He is charged with offenses relating to marijuana and marijuana concentrate, as well as extraction of marijuana concentrate.
When deputies searched the property, they found a functioning butane hash oil lab, several boxes of butane cans, more than 100 pounds of marijuana “shake” used for manufacturing hash oil, and more than two pounds of hash oil, which is also known as “shatter.”
“The danger posed to the public from an operation such as this is very clear,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “Making hash oil using flammable liquids is extremely dangerous and illegal. It has resulted in explosions, severe burns and death.”
Deputies said their investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are possible.