Person Arrested After Police Discover Butane Hash Oil Lab At Puyallup Marijuana Shop

WASHINGTON:  Puyallup police officers made one arrest Tuesday after discovering a butane hash oil lab at Northwest Best marijuana shop.

The lab was spotted by officers from the police department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit. The officers were at the business located in the 1100 block of River Road NW to serve a cease and desist letter to the business owner, who had been operating within city limits without a valid business license from the City of Puyallup.

Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit took control of the scene and obtained a Pierce County Superior Court search warrant for the business. The lab processing is being conducted by the Pierce County Metro Lab Team, according to police.

Colorado Police Chiefs Meeting About Marijuana Safety And Enforcement Issues

COLORADO:  Colorado’s police chiefs are gathering to talk about legal weed, everything from pot and highway safety to the dangers of home hash production.

The chiefs will begin the three-day closed-door conference in Lone Tree on Wednesday to lay out what they’ve learned after two years of legal marijuana. They will get an update from the U.S. Attorney in Colorado, John Walsh, as well as Colorado’s top officer from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

The chiefs also will get updates on stoned-driving convictions in the first two years of legalization, along with pointers on how officers can tell legal pot grows from illegal ones.

Finally, they will hear from people in the marijuana industry, who will talk about safety concerns in an industry operating mostly on cash.

Marijuana News: Police Rethink Seizing Pot In Criminal Cases

COLORADO:  Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.

From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police are being sued by people who want their marijuana back after prosecutors chose not to charge them or they were acquitted.

In some cases, the one-time suspects are asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace dead plants.

Concerns over liability have prompted some agencies to either forgo rounding-up the plants altogether or to improvise by collecting a few samples and photographing the rest to use as evidence for criminal charges.