Police: ‘Hash Lady’ suffered burns in drug explosion
SEATTLE — A South Park resident who allegedly went by the name “Hash Lady” is in the hospital after suffering burns during a hash oil explosion, police said.
According to Seattle police, firefighters were called to a trailer fire around 2 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 8th Avenue South and South Portland Street. Firefighters found a 36-year-old woman badly burned about two blocks from the trailer, and she was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
Firefighters extinguished the flames. The trailer suffered about $10,000 in damage and appears to be a total loss, firefighters said.
Neighbors told police the women was locally known as the “Hash Lady” and most likely using volatile chemicals to extract and produce hash oil when the fire erupted. Seattle police investigators allegedly found while while investigating the scene.
It is unknown if the woman has been arrested.
Making hash oil is illegal in Washington state, but it’s popularity has sparked a number of home grown operations that often result in explosions due to the chemicals involved.