Oct. 18–Two people were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Pueblo County after firefighters and police responded to a fire, which allegedly was sparked by butane hash oil production.
The fire broke out in the back of a mobile home in the 100 block of 32 3/4 Lane in the St. Charles Mesa area, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies, who escorted residents out of the home to safety, found butane gas canisters and what appeared to be marijuana concentrate in the residence, according to a news release.
After the fire was extinguished, deputies found several butane gas canisters in the yard, including one that was cut in half and filled with marijuana. Narcotics detectives were called to the scene, and investigators suspect a hash oil operation was in play at the residence.
Corey L. Jones, 49, and a woman identified as his girlfriend, Amy Runnels, 41, were arrested as suspects in the case. The pair were booked into the Pueblo County jail on suspicion of extraction of marijuana using a hazardous concentrate, the sheriff’s office said.
Investigators determined the fire started in a barrel and spread to the mobile home, according to the release. No one was injured.
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