Multiple people detained in DEA raids in San Diego County

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-14 02:27:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Multiple people were detained Friday following separate raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego County, including one at a Kearny Mesa business park.

At least eight people were detained in total after law enforcement with the DEA, San Diego Police, and San Diego Sheriff's Department executed the search warrants.

One of those warrants was executed at a building on the 3600 block of Ruffin Rd., north of Aero Dr., just before 4 p.m. over a possible Butane Hash Oil extraction laboratory, according to DEA spokesperson Kameron Korte. San Diego County Hazmat was also called in to assist at that raid.

Agents were seen carrying out trash bags filled with what appeared to be marijuana plants. From another building, officers brought out boxes of smaller, packaged products and dumped them into large evidence boxes.

The other locations were not indicated. It's not clear how many arrests have been made at this time. The raid was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, Korte told 10News.

Butane is commonly used to extract potent THC, the active ingredient in marijuana and used in edibles, Korte said. It's also extremely flammable and hazardous.

No further information was immediately released.

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