Fire Causes Minimal Damage At Extended Stay America Hotel; Illegal Dab Lab Dismantled

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Chattanooga Police confiscate more than 20 pounds of marijuana, six pounds of cannabis oil, and drug paraphernalia while assisting the Chattanooga Fire Department on a call.

At 1:06 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, Chattanooga Police Ooficers were called to back up the CFD at a in-room fire call at the Extended Stay America on Airpark Drive.

Once the fire was extinguished, arson investigators contacted CPD Narcotics officers regarding the discovery of numerous large packages of of marijuana, a box of the finished oil, and numerous other items to be processed. These items are now being held at the CPD Property Division.There were no reported injuries and the room was found unoccupied. Warrants are active and on file for two suspects.

Extracting oil from marijuana by using butane lighters is a growing trend across the country. The finished product is known as dabs, BHO, crumble and hash oil. The oil is a concentrated form of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the user's "high." This type of oil contains a higher concentration of THC than is legally allowed in Tennessee.
 
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423 698-2525.

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