Three people from Roxbury Township, NJ were arrested for allegedly operating a drug lab out of a Landing, NJ home.
According to a joint announcement issued by Roxbury police and Hopatcong police, three people were operating a butane honey oil lab that posed a high risk of explosion.
Butane honey oil (or butane hash oil) is extracted from marijuana to provide a more potent high for the user.
After a month-long investigation into the lab, police executed a search warrant at the home. According to authorities, police found marijuana, equipment used to make butane honey oil, smoking devices, and firearms.
The police also noted that the trio had an infant child present in the home out of which the lab operated. The infant was taken from the house and placed into the custody of New Jersey Child Protection and Permanency.
Meanwhile, the three suspects were all charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two of the suspects were also charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, while the third suspect faces additional charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
After being arrested and charged, all three suspects were released on summonses.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Trio Had Infant in Roxbury Home with Potentially Explosive Drug Lab, Police Say.”