Hash oil lab found after home catches on fire

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The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office discovered a hash oil producing home after a fire was started on the same property. 

According to deputies, crews responded to a home on fire off 32 ¾ Lane, near Highway 50 and Baxter Road, where they found the back of the mobile home on fire. 

When deputies entered the home to get people out they found gas canisters and what appeared to be marijuana concentrate in the residence. Everyone left the building without injury. 

Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives were called out to investigate and discovered what appeared to be a hash oil production operation. 

Deputies questioned a resident of the home who said the canister of marijuana belonged to a house guest, identified as Corey L. Jones, 49. Jones and his girlfriend, identified as Amy Runnels, 41, said they had at one time attempted to do marijuana extraction using butane but couldn’t get the process to work.

Investigators determined the fire started in a barrel and quickly spread to the grass and the nearby mobile home.

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