TRUCKEE, Cal. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire District are investigating a hash oil manufacturing explosion. Truckee Police say it happened around 2:30 Sunday afternoon and was originally reported as a "grease fire".
Truckee Police say the small chemical explosion happened when several people tried to make "hash oil" from marijuana using butane fuel. The practice has become common among some marijuana users looking for stronger THC content. Police warn it can be very dangerous and has resulted in many explosions and fires across California and the rest of the United States.
In this case, Anthony Garner, 20, was transported to a hospital with moderate burns. Upon his release he was booked into jail for felony charges involving manufacturing drugs, child endangerment, conspiracy to commit crimes, and maintaining a residence for manufacturing drugs.
Three other people Kiev Watson-Akright, 22, Yvenel Casseide, 21, and Austin Coton, 21, were also arrested at the scene for felony charges including manufacturing drugs, child endangerment, and conspiracy to commit crimes. Police say all of the subjects were actively involved in trying to make hash oil.
Police did not immediately say where in Truckee incident happen. News 4 has calls into the Truckee Police Department for more information on this incident.