BEND, OR -- The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team says three brothers are responsible for a large Butane Honey Oil (BHO) operation at their Bend home. Following a lengthy investigation, CODE detectives searched the property on Deer Lane, last week, and seized 179 mature marijuana plants, 280 seedlings, over 200 pounds of packaged pot, over 18 pounds of BHO extract, 13 firearms and the components of a fully-operational BHO lab. They say the lab was set up in the attached garage and the grow operation was inside an adjacent out-building.
David Wyrsch, age 24, was arrested during the search his 29-year-old brother Sean Wyrsch is suspected of being involved, but has not yet been arrested. Their step-brother Jacob Robe, also 29, was pulled over during an unrelated traffic stop in Klamath County. He was cited after state police say a trooper found a small amount of Honey Oil and a substantial amount of cash in his car.
The Deschutes County District Attorney is now considering what charges to bring against the trio.
Hash oil, also known as honey oil, is derived from marijuana. The hash is concentrated THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. BHO is manufactured with highly flammable materials, like butane, to refine and concentrate the THC.