Man Severely Burned in Hash Lab Fire
On 04/02/2013, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to an explosion and structure fire in the 3500 block of Pine Street. Upon their arrival, fire personnel encountered a male subject with severe burns to his upper body. The subject was transported to St Joseph Hospital for his injuries and later flown out of the area for treatment.
While extinguishing the blaze, fire personnel discovered an indoor marijuana grow operation and evidence consistent with a Hashish making lab. Detectives from the Eureka Police Department were called to the scene to assist in the investigation.
A search warrant was obtained and the residence was processed for evidence. As a result of the search, approximately 21 lbs of processed marijuana and 9.1 grams of Hashish were seized. Additional items located in the garage were consistent with items used in the Hashish making process.
Due to injuries sustained by the suspect/victim, the police report will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office requesting prosecution for Possession of Marijuana for Sales and Manufacturing Hashish.
*Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.