Nevada County narcotics detectives served a search warrant on a suspected honey oil lab Thursday in Penn Valley, arresting five people on drug manufacturing charges.
Detectives had received information about a large-scale honey oil manufacturing operation, Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Bringolf wrote in a release on social media. Deputies obtained a search warrant for a home in the 10000 block of Houghton Ranch Road and served it Thursday.
As soon as deputies arrived, several people ran into a barn and then came back out, Bringolf said.
Inside the barn, deputies reportedly discovered a closed-loop honey oil lab that was covered in frost, clearly under pressure, with a large container of carbon dioxide attached. One of the cylinders of the lab was actually charged with butane from another source, Bringolf added.
Deputies also reportedly found a recently harvested outdoor marijuana grow and 106 marijuana plants growing