• Feds, state cracking down on illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana

    SEATTLE — Federal and state authorities are cracking down on the illegal — and risky — practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana. Federal authorities have now charged seven people who they say caused explosions and fires that put the public in danger.

  • Puyallup dad, daughter charged after teen made pot brownies that sickened classmates

    PUYALLUP — A Puyallup man and his 16-year-old daughter are behind bars — accused of bringing pot brownies to school that sickened other students. A judge set bail at $35,000 for 45-year-old Mike D. Miller. He is charged with unlawful delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment. The Pierce County Sherriff’s Department says […]

  • Powerful pot brownies sicken 4 high school students; father, daughter arrested

    PUYALLUP — Police are investigating a 16-year-old girl and her father after the girl allegedly brought pot brownies on the last week of class at Emerald Ridge High School in South Hill, causing four students to get ill, sheriff’s deputies said. The girl, a sophomore, gave the edible brownie treats infused with hash oil to four other […]

  • 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 […]

  • Police find 140 pounds of marijuana, hash oil lab in Centralia home (PHOTOS)

    CENTRALIA — Authorities discovered 140 pounds of marijuana and a hash oil processing lab at a Centralia home on the 800 block of West Pear Street. Centralia police arrested a 52-year-old man and booked him into Lewis County Jail. He faces possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Hash oil is a highly concentrated […]

  • Neighbor on suspected hash oil operation blasts: ‘Huge fire bombs … it was crazy’

    PUYALLUP – A 20-year-old man has been booked into jail for the suspected hash oil making operation that set off numerous explosions outside of a Puyallup home Tuesday night. He’s facing several charges, including reckless endangerment. Police and fire department crews responded to multiple reports of explosions in the 1500 block of Shaw Road just […]

  • Police: Hash oil explosions damage Puyallup house, suspects flee

      PUYALLUP – A suspected hash oil making operation set off numerous explosions outside of a Puyallup home, setting the house on fire. Police and fire department crews responded to multiple reports of explosion in the 1500 block of Shaw Road, just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night, police said. Police found the house on fire […]

  • 19-year-old Texas man faces life in prison for making pot brownies

    ROUND ROCK, TX (May 21, 2014) – A Texas teen faces life in prison after he allegedly mixed hash oil along with marijuana in a batch of pot brownies. Jacob Lavoro, 19, faces a felony charge and five years to life in prison as punishment after cops busted him last month with a pound of […]

  • Police say explosion at Shelton house drug-related

    SHELTON — It is a dangerous proposition even when an expert tries to make hash oil. In the hands of an amateur using highly flammable solvents and fire, it is dangerous and potentially deadly. Police believe hash oil production gone wrong caused the explosion that damaged this home on Grandview Avenue. The first 911 calls […]