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