This one day (six hour) class will present information on butane honey oil (BHO) laboratories. The class will discuss what is BHO, facts regarding BHO lab investigations, explosions, and BHO trends. The instructors will discuss the extraction methods, including closed loop systems, and will have displays of paraphernalia commonly found in laboratories. The class will also discuss safety precautions that should be taken at a BHO laboratory. The instructors will also share their experience in what is needed for successful prosecution of BHO labs, including evidence collection.
Detective Douglas Patterson, Special Enforcement Unit/Marijuana Unit, Butte County Sheriffs’ Office; Detective David Ennis, Special Enforcement Unit/Marijuana Unit, Butte County Sheriffs’ Office