A man was arrested and two children and several animals were taken into protective custody Monday after a marijuana butane honey oil lab was found on property in Dunnigan.
Yolo County sheriff’s detectives were conducting a probation search at a residence in the 2800 block of County Road 88B. During a sweep of the property, they found a butane honey oil lab, a large amount of processed marijuana, a large marijuana grow operation and a loaded firearm, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Two children, ages 9 and 6, were living on the property, along with several dogs, goats and rabbits that appeared to be malnourished, sheriff’s officials said.
Investigators found approximately 200 live marijuana plants in various stages of growth, approximately 63 pounds of processed marijuana and approximately 8 grams of concentrated cannabis as well as lab processing equipment. Honey oil, also called hash oil, is made from marijuana.
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Detectives contacted the Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Team, which took control of the scene, the lab and the suspect. Child Protective Services responded to assist with the care and housing of the children, and animal control personnel took possession of the animals, sheriff’s officials said.
Cody Grimes, 39, of Dunnigan, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, child endangerment, manufacturing a controlled substance and possession for sales of marijuana. Grimes was booked into Yolo County jail.