Large Honey Oil Lab in Kern Discovered, Dismantled

Large Honey Oil Lab in Kern Discovered, Dismantled
Photo: scene of honey oil lab in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD – On November 27th the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit served search warrants and made a large drug bust as a result.

The warrants were for residences in the 21110 block of Snow Road and the 7000 block of Norris Road.

A “long-term investigation into a large scale commercial grade laboratory ” preceded the operation.

Detectives ended up seizing the following items –

  • 2523 pounds of processed marijuana, street value of $2,523,000;
  • 287 pounds of marijuana concentrate, street value of $6,514,900;
  • 2 shotguns and 2 rifles;
  • $22,680 in currency;
  • 6 “concentrate extraction vessels”;
  • 21 propane tanks (2100 total pounds of propane) and 96 cans of butane;
  • various other items associated with lab equipment.

As is always the case in honey oil lab busts, a Hazmat unit came out to oversee the safe dismantling of the equipment.

The KCSO says that this was “one of the largest labs encountered in Kern County.”

32-year-old Justin Merrick and 38-year-old Troy Hines were arrested and charged with manufacture of a controlled drug, conspiracy and the illegal sales of marijuana.


Large Honey Oil Lab in Kern Discovered, Dismantled was last modified: December 5th, 2018 by admin
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