Modesto Police Find ‘Unique’ Drug Lab

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Courtesy: Modesto Police Department

Courtesy: Modesto Police Department


Modesto Police said they found a “unique” THC extraction lab this week.

An anonymous tip led investigators at a home on Fairfax Avenue, officers said.

Inside, police say they found a “pot rocket,” a dangerous, 9-foot-tall device used to extract a chemical in marijuana.

Officers say they also found two handguns, 184 pounds of processed pot and 254 cans of butane.

Two kids were also reportedly found living in the home.

Jeremy Ferguson, 29, was arrested on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana for sale. Wilson Vazquez, 27, was arrested on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, child endangerment and possession of a loaded firearm. Natalie Dearma, 28, was also arrested for child endangerment.

Police say equipment in the cold conversion lab cost around $25,000.

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