A Murrieta man is accused of manufacturing and possessing a potent marijuana product known as honey oil in his apartment.
than 80 bottles of butane as well as lab equipment used to make the
concentrated product were allegedly discovered Monday inside the
apartment of 29-year-old Cole Edward Hansen, who had been arrested a few
hours prior during a traffic stop, stated Murrieta police Sgt. Steve
Dyer, in a news release issued Friday.
Hansen was pulled over
by a Murrieta officer at about 5:30 p.m. Monday at 24900 Madison Ave.,
“very close” to the apartment complex where he lives, the sergeant said.
“On a subsequent vehicle search, the officer located an amount of marijuana believed to be for sales purposes,” Dyer said.
Hansen was being detained on suspicion of marijuana possession, the
Murrieta Police Department Special Enforcement Team proceeded to obtain
and serve a search warrant at Hansen’s residence at a nearby apartment
“Officers located a marijuana grow, two fully operational ‘Wax - Honey Oil Labs,’ marijuana sales related indicia, and more than 13 pounds of processed marijuana product,” Dyer said. “Over 80 bottles of butane were also located in Cole's apartment which is commonly used in the manufacturing process of concentrated marijuana.”
News reports indicate that explosions related to the production of honey oil, the resin extract from marijuana, are on the increase.
was booked into Southwest Detention Center near Murrieta on suspicion
of manufacturing a controlled substance and transporting marijuana for
the purpose of sales.
Authorities did not immediately release a jail booking photo of Hansen.
Jail records indicate he was released from custody on Tuesday after posting $50,000 bond, and is due in court Dec. 16.