Authorities arrested a man on Friday suspected of operating an illegal butane honey-oil lab out of a Glendale home.
John Kelly, 52, was taken into custody after the Glendale Police Department received a tip about the suspected manufacturing operation in the 1400 block of Randall Street. The information was derived from an ongoing narcotics investigation, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles, a spokesman for the department.
Butane honey oil is a type of concentrated cannabis product made when marijuana is soaked in butane in order to extract the plant’s essential oils. The process can lead to explosions if the butane gas builds up in an enclosed area and ignites from a spark.