A tip led Turlock Police investigators and narcotics enforcement officers to a Turlock home that was being used to produce hash oil.
Police arrived at the home in 1000 block of Boxwood Way around 2 p.m. and found a system set up that uses butane to create hash oil. They also found marijuana plants at the home, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
The process of making hash oil with butane is considered very dangerous because it is highly flammable and can ignite in a sudden explosion. Given the volatile nature of the process and that there were five children in the house, investigators arrested the two men, later identified as Isaiah Martinez and Guillermo Gonzalez, on suspicion of child endangerment. Gonzalez also was charged with a narcotics offense, Lewis said.
In August 2013, a hash oil lab in a home on Hedstrom Road exploded and ignited a fire that caused extensive damage to a rental unit.