Residents of a small Florida town already rife with methamphetamine labs were displaced after another illicit drug dens exploded early Tuesday morning.
Although initial reports described the blast as a meth lab explosion, investigators later determined that the firestorm happened after a suspect in the home attempted to extract THC from marijuana, triggering a butane tank explosion.
Witnesses told police they saw the woman who lives at the home flee in her car as the place burned, authorities told WPTV 5 in West Palm Beach.
Police and fire marshals responded to the scene, but nobody was reported injured.
The busts, which resulted in five arrests, followed the take-down in March of a lab just one block away from the other two.
As soon as we find out about a meth lab we move as fast as we can,” Sheriff William Snyder told WPTV5.
“This is in every county in the state of Florida,” he added. “We’ve been very aggressive about pursuing leads.”