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Police release woman arrested in 'butane honey oil' explosion

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:17 p.m. HST, Jan 02, 2014

A 28-year-old Puna woman, arrested after an explosion at a butane honey oil lab in Puna, has been released from police custody.

Butane honey oil, also known as hash oil, is a byproduct of marijuana, and sometimes used in e-cigarettes.

Hawaii County police arrested the Keaau woman Monday on suspicion of drug charges, but was released noon Tuesday pending further investigation.

The 30-year-old Keaau man who was injured in the explosion Saturday  at a Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision home remains in critical condition at Straub Medical Center with second-degree burns, police said.

The powerful blast blew out windows, melted plumbing fixtures and knocked doors off cabinets, police said.

Police vice Lt. Mark Farias said in a written news release that butane honey oil labs are becoming more prevalent on Hawaii Island, and warns they are "extremely volatile and can have tragic consequences for knowing participants and as well as innocent victims."

Anyone with information about any such labs are asked to call Hawaii County police at 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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soundofreason wrote:
Imagine my surprise.
on January 2,2014 | 09:21PM
mokebla wrote:
Only in Hawai'i you can have a drug lab and be free to do it again. Maybe our lawmakers are worried about their supply, :-O!
on January 3,2014 | 03:08AM
Slow wrote:
It is tricky to operate a drug lab in Puna while you are in intensive care on Oahu. Let's just cut to the essence. Hash oil is the fault of Obamacare and Norm Chow. Just like everything else.
on January 3,2014 | 07:16AM
loquaciousone wrote:
on January 3,2014 | 06:17AM
joseph007 wrote:
Anyone want to guess what she's doing at home now, to pay for her lawyer.
on January 3,2014 | 08:13AM
cojef wrote:
Nothing much with the place burnt up, unless she can find a nook anywhere within.
on January 3,2014 | 08:34AM
lokela wrote:
Honey Boo Boo
on January 3,2014 | 09:16AM
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