Two Canadian Men Critically Injured When Hash Oil Lab Explodes in Home Garage

A woman and young child at home at the time of the explosion Saturday afternoon were not injured. (File image via Reuters)
A woman and young child at home at the time of the explosion Saturday afternoon were not injured. (File image via Reuters)

CAP PELE, N.B. — RCMP say two men were critically injured when a drug lab exploded in a home garage in southeastern New Brunswick.

Investigators say they believe the Cap-Pele garage was being used as an illegal “butane honey oil” extraction lab for the production of hash oil.

The Mounties say the men are listed in critical condition with severe burns.

A woman and young child at home at the time of the explosion Saturday afternoon were not injured.

Police say they seized more than 100 full canisters of butane and more than 300 empty butane canisters, along with a number of marijuana plants, after executing a search warrant at the home Sunday.

There have been no arrests or charges laid so far.

The Canadian Press

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