Search Warrant for Apartment Associated With Hash Lab Explosion Yields 4.5 Pounds of Concentrate

hash lab explosion Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On 11/15/15 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Humboldt Bay Fire (HBF) responded to an apartment on the 1100 block of L Street for the report of a structure fire. HBF requested that Eureka Police respond to attempt to locate a male seen fleeing the apartment and to investigate a suspected hash oil extraction operation.

Officers with the Eureka Police searched the area but were unable to locate anyone related to the incident. Detectives from the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) responded and obtained a search warrant for the apartment.

Detectives located approximately 4.5 pounds of processed marijuana and nearly 4.5 pounds of concentrated cannabis. Additional evidence indicative of a hash oil extraction lab, such as scales and packaging, were also found inside.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident or other suspected drug operations is asked to call the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.


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  • Am I only one that sees the irony of the name whip it and the fact that all the cooking wear is in the shape of,….well you get it right?

  • Yet I have trouble finding decent housing because I have a little dog…..

    • That and you don’t offer extra money. I suspect that these “lab techs” pay extra, and the landlord looks away because very few labs blow up. If the landlords don’t inspect their property they have plausible deniability. “My, I had noooo idea, golly gee, a lab”. (Not factual, just a deep dark suspect.)

      • So you have the statistics on what percentage of labs blow up available for us, por favor? Or, perhaps, (and more likely) direct, hands on experience in the process, and a dismissive, careless attitude towards gas blowers?

      • They can inspect till their eyes pop out of their head. This isn’t some sort of “lab” complete with tools, instruments and equipment. It was most likely made up of what you see in the photo and a hot plate. How hard is that to hide that from a landlord?????

      • sharpen your pencil

        I’m curious if this is a Squires unit?

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