Unlawful medication possible destined for unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in area, investigators consider
By Miriam Raftery
September 11, 2021 (Warner Springs) – A San Diego County Sheriff’s warrant search associated to a Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extraction lab early Friday morning at 28519 Freeway 79 in Warner Springs additionally discovered a psilocybin (psychedelic mushroom) lab.
“Psilocybin labs have particular security considerations because of the distinctive risks they create with potential for spore contamination,” says Sergeant Kamon Harris.
Additionally discovered have been three tons of hash oil with a road worth of $81.5 million and dangerous supplies indicative of a potential THC extraction lab, in addition to a loaded firearm, over 460 kilos of processed marijuana, and 5.5 kilos of psilocybin with a road worth of $6,600.
“These hazardous supplies could enter the native floor water provide and streams, creating excessive environmental hazards,” Sgt. Harris says. Because of hazardous supplies being positioned on the property, the San Diego County’s Hazmat Group and personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) responded to grab the harmful substances.
The search was performed by detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division’s Marijuana Enforcement Group (MET), with the help of deputies from the Sheriff’s Fallbrook Crime Suppression Group (CST), Valley Heart CST, Vista Station’s Group Oriented Policing and Downside Fixing (C.O.P.P.S.) unit and Sheriff’s detectives from the San Diego Built-in Narcotics Process Power.
Investigators consider the medication discovered on the Warner Springs property have been destined for unlicensed Southern California marijuana dispensaries.
The warrant follows neighborhood considerations about unlawful marijuana operations close to faculties and residential areas.
“We need to guarantee these we serve know the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division is listening to the neighborhood and acknowledges the damaging influence illicit hashish operations have on our neighborhoods,” Sgt. Harris provides.
Felony costs shall be filed with the San Diego County District Lawyer’s Workplace in opposition to two individuals who have been arrested on the scene.