FEMA warned of marijuana-related explosions that shook west side neighborhood
The Federal government has warned about the kind of marijuana-related explosion that shattered windows and sent glass flying from a west side home on Monday afternoon.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Federal government has warned about the kind of marijuana-related explosion that shattered windows and sent glass flying from a west side home on Monday afternoon.
Tucson police arrested three people and charged them with three felony drug counts, saying they set off the explosion by trying to extract hash oil from marijuana
Hash oil, also known as dabs or honey oil, is a thick yellow-orange substance extracted from marijuana.
It is a narcotic, and according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), one misstep making it can lead to an explosion like the one in Tucson on Monday.
The FEMA warning from February 2013 says this process uses the highly explosive gas butane and high flammable alcohols.
Tucson police are expected to release the names and mug shots of the three people arrested in connection with Monday's explosions today.