Denver duplex explosion just the latest hash-oil disaster in Colorado

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Number 1: March 1, 2014

Location: Colorado Springs

On the first Saturday night in March, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department, CSPD officers and members of the community's fire department were dispatched to the 300 block of University Drive.

There, they found a 51-year-old man subsequently identified as Lee Brown. He was outside, but he's said to have acknowledged that he lived in the apartment were the explosion took place.

Investigators subsequently concluded that two people were inside when the blast occurred: Brown and a 29-year-old male.

And yes, they're suspected of having been in the process of making hash oil with butane fuel when their efforts went off the rails.

Brown was promptly arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession and manufacturing of a controlled substance; offenses related to marijuana and marijuana concentrate; keeping, maintaining, controlling, renting or making available property for the unlawful distribution of manufacture of controlled substances; and reckless endangerment.

There's a lot of that last one going around.

Continue for more about the process of making hash-oil, and what can go wrong, including graphics.

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