Joseph Murray Learns Not to Scream at Kids When He's Illegally Making Hash Oil

Joseph Murray. Additional images below.
Joseph Murray. Additional images below.
Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Chalk one up for karma.

And subtract a whole lot from Joseph Murray, our latest Schmuck of the Week nominee.

Earlier this month, Murray allegedly freaked out on a trio of kids in a loud enough way that deputies were called.

But what they discovered wasn't just a man with highly questionable childcare skills.

They also stumbled across an illegal hash oil operation — something that got Murray into even deeper trouble.

On February 1, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, dispatchers received a call about a man yelling at three small kids.

Where the incident took place.
Where the incident took place.
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They quickly headed to an apartment building at 3225 Rood Avenue in the Western Slope community of Clifton, just outside Grand Junction.

Their first priority was checking on the welfare of the children. They were okay.

But along the way, they eyeballed what an MCSO release calls "evidence of the manufacturing of marijuana concentrate...known by the street names of 'Hash Oil,' 'BHO,' 'Shatter,' 'Wax' and 'Dab.'"

Thanks for the vocabulary lesson, guys.

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Shortly thereafter, Murray was busted on suspicion of unlicensed manufacture of marijuana concentrate using a hazardous substance plus three counts of child abuse.

We don't know if the latter charges pertain to Murray's verbal abuse, his decision to make hash oil around kids or a combination thereof. But the sheriff's office points out that "the processes commonly used to do the extraction can be very dangerous and may cause explosions."

There's no doubt Murray's day blew up in his face, too. Look below to see a larger version of his booking photo.

Joseph Murray. Additional images below.
Joseph Murray. Additional images below.
Mesa County Sheriff's Office


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