Three Glendale residents face drug charges after investigators uncovered a marijuana grow and hash-oil operation inside a home, making it the second such potentially explosive discovery in less than two weeks in the city.
Donovan Butez, 25, Brianna Oppenheimer, 25, and Leary Stuart Jr., 22, were arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of manufacturing hash oil as well as cultivating marijuana, police said.
The drug operation was discovered inside a home in the 1200 block of East Lexington Drive during a probation compliance check, Glendale Police Sgt. Luis Pasache said.
“It puts the community at risk,” he said, adding that the home is between two apartment buildings.
A Hazmat team responded to the scene to secure the home due its volatile condition.
Police seized approximately 10 pounds of marijuana, at least 30 butane cans and three tubes used to create the highly potent oil, he said.
“Butane honey oil” is a waxy substance that can produce a strong high for users, who can inhale or vaporize the oil without the strong odor of marijuana.