BEND, OR -- Oregon State Police and Central Oregon drug detectives (CODE) discovered a large butane honey oil and marijuana grow operation at two Bend homes, on Thursday. Three people were arrested following a three-month investigation and the execution of the search warrants.
At the locations on Remington Drive and Hamehook Road, officers seized 136 pounds of pot, 104 mature plants and several pressurized vessels used to store butane, which is considered highly explosive. Butane Honey Oil is considered a “cannabinoid extract,” and making it is extremely dangerous and illegal.
The Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) served the warrant at 63465 Hamehook Rd (pictured) due to its size, location and information officers received about potential hazards. CODE and OSP detectives searched the building and discovered no one lived at the residence and it was used only to manufacture butane honey oil and grow marijuana.
The three arrested, 29-year-old Trevor Thayer, 37-year-old Thaddeus Petterson and 32-year-old Jason Pittman all face a number of drug possession and manufacturing charges.