In Pasco County, Florida, a man making butane hash oil (BHO) started a fire in his own house when the chemicals exploded, reports KhouNews.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Steven Brown, 24, and his “other accomplices” have been manufacturing BHO, (aka marijuana wax) when the flammable mixtures exploded and set the home on fire. The concentrated form of marijuana is mixed with butane resulting in a powerful drug substance taking on a waxy consistency.
Instead of Brown releasing his two dogs locked in cages, he grabbed the drugs and fled. Fortunately a one-year-old baby was also rescued from the burning home. Authorities discovered the bodies of the two dogs; they didn’t have a chance to survive. Brown has 12 active warrants for his arrest including possession of a place for purposes of manufacturing a controlled substance, first degree arson, felony possession of a firearm, cocaine possession, suboxone possession, oxycodone possession, tampering with physical evidence, marijuana manufacturing, marijuana possession, aggravated cruelty to animals and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is still at large.
Brown was last seen driving a 2016 white Kia Optima. If spotted, you are asked to call 911.
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