SOCAL: Investigators seize more than $80 million worth of drugs from Warner Springs lab

The San Diego Tribune reports

Sheriff’s deputies found hash oil, processed marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms during a raid Friday

The Sheriff’s Department seized more than $80 million in drugs including hash oil, psilocybin mushrooms and processed marijuana from a Warner Springs lab Friday, officials reported.

Investigators served a search warrant on the property on state Route 79 at the intersection with San Felipe Road.

They seized 3 tons of hash oil with an estimated street value of $81.5 million, 460.5 pounds of processed marijuana and 5.5 pounds of psilocybin, or psychedelic mushrooms, with a street value of $6,600, along with a loaded firearm, officials said.

Sheriff’s officials obtained the warrant during an investigation of what they said was an illegal extraction lab that processes tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.

They also found hazardous materials that they said are used to process THC and which can contaminate local ground water supply and streams. Experts with the county’s hazmat team and federal Drug Enforcement Administration were called to remove the hazardous substances.

Investigators said they believe the drugs found at the Warner Springs property were being produced for unlicensed Southern California marijuana dispensaries.

Sheriff’s officials arrested two people at the scene and said they could face felony charges in connection with the the alleged operations and materials at the lab.

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