Oct. 31–ANAHEIM — A fire at a former marijuana dispensary was quickly extinguished Tuesday night, Oct. 30, with firefighters uncovering a possible honey-oil-extraction lab.
Smoke was reported coming from a one-story commercial building at Euclid Street and Cris Avenue at around 9:24 p.m., said Sgt. Daron Wyatt, spokesman for Anaheim’s fire and police departments.
“When units actually tried to force entry, they discovered fortifications to the doors and the windows,” Wyatt said. “When they got inside, they saw a small fire.”
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze but discovered what appeared to be a honey-oil-extraction lab.
Butane or propane are used in the process of extracting THC, the intoxicant in marijuana, from the plant’s leaves, stems and seeds.
The building had been visited multiple times before by authorities, because they determined the business was an illegal marijuana dispensary.
“This location has been shut down several times,” Wyatt said. “We shut them down again, red-tagged it, took some people to jail but they continue to go back and operate these facilities. They’re illegal.”
Nobody was inside the structure at the time, and no injuries were reported.
Police went to the scene Tuesday night to begin an investigation.
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