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Couple Faces Federal Charges For Bend Blast

BORING, OR -- A couple believed to be responsible for an explosion at a Bend duplex, last spring, was arrested in Boring, Tuesday. David and Jennifer Paulsen suffered serious burns in the March 18th explosion that lifted the roof off the building and send insulation into nearby yards. A three-year-old inside at the time was not hurt. 


Bend Police and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team determined the blast was caused by a Butane Honey Oil lab. Arrest warrants were issued last week, after the pair was indicted on federal drug charges, including Manufacture of Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Distribute or Dispense Hashish and Endangering Human Life While Illegally Manufacturing a Controlled Substance. 


Investigators learned they were living in Boring and were arrested without incident. As of Wednesday morning, the two were being held at the Multnomah County Jail. 

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