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Lab Explosion
updated: Jan 09, 2013, 1:54 PM

Source: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office

Type of Incident: Suspected butane honey oil conversion lab explosion

Date and Time of Incident: 01/08/13

Place of Occurrence: 1716 Lynn Rd., San Luis Obispo

Victim Information: N/A

Suspect Information: Garcia, Candice 03/07/57

Details of News Release: On 1/8/13, members of the Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force responded to assist San Luis Obispo Police Department for a suspected butane honey oil conversion lab. The suspected lab was located at a residence, 1716 Lynn Rd., San Luis Obispo. The lab was discovered when a fire began at the residence that ultimately resulted in several explosions. Responding fire and law enforcement personnel noticed a very large quantity of butane cylinders and a large quantity of marijuana. This discovery prompted the Police Department's request for assistance. Sheriff's lab-certified Narcotics personnel responded with protective equipment and recovered evidence of a conversion lab. Evidence seized: 180 lb of Marijuana Scale 5 Conversion cylinders Additional processing equipment On scene were several hundred butane cylinders The investigation is ongoing. As of this release one subject is in custody. Suspect is the resident of the lab site. Name: Candice Garcia, DOB:3/7/57 Charges: H&S11379.6 Extraction/ Conversion Lab, and H&S11357(c) Possession of Marijuana over one oz. The Sheriff's Office asks that all residents of the County remain vigilant and report suspicious activities of a related nature. In this case, we are not aware of any injuries resulting from the fire or explosion. However, fires and explosions in a residential area are an obvious and serious danger to all. The investigation is ongoing. Booking photograph release authorized.


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