Redding police discovered a “honey oil” drug lab on Saturday after responding to a call about a possible fire and explosion.
According to a press release from the Redding Police Department, officers responded to the call around 8 in the evening at the 1000 block of East Street. Upon arrival the fire was already out, but they discovered the honey oil lab, which was being used to create a form of concentrated cannabis.
Twenty-one-year-old Ashley Westphal of Redding, who allegedly had been tending the drug lab, suffered minor injuries. The press release said Westphal declined medical treatment at the scene and was arrested and booked in Shasta County jail for manufacturing a controlled substance.