Illegal Hash Lab Busted Near Dexter

On October 23, 2019, the Oregon State Police Northwest Region Marijuana team executed a search warrant at a rural property in the 38000 block of Dexter Road, near Dexter.

The search warrant was executed by investigators after Inspectors with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s Medical Marijuana Division discovered an illegal marijuana extraction operation at an out-of-compliance Oregon Medical Marijuana Program medical grow site.

The illicit extraction laboratory was discovered operating in a makeshift outdoor structure with unsanitary conditions and was not licensed to process cannabis.

Two suspects were located at the property. Among evidence seized were 10 firearms, one of which was stolen, approximately 216 pounds of cannabis extracts and two butane hash oil extraction machines valued at $120,000.00. Also seized were items relating to the manufacture and sale of counterfeit vape cartridges.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Eugene Resident Office, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and OLCC assisted.

Charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (any unlawful extract), Unlawful Delivery of a Marijuana Item and Unlawful Manufacture of a Marijuana Item will be forwarded to the Lane County District Attorney for consideration. Names of the suspects are being withheld pending review of the case by the Lane County District Attorney’s Office.

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