Police arrested a Sacramento man Saturday for allegedly manufacturing honey oil after discovering him passed out naked in the doorway to a midtown apartment.
Shortly before 11 p.m., police officers were called to assist Sacramento firefighters who had responded to calls about a naked man on the ground in the doorway to an apartment in the 2700 block of I Street. Officers spotted a honey oil lab setup through the open door, said department spokesman Officer Matthew McPhail.
The man, Robert Kamber, 24, was likely intoxicated, not suffering side effects of the chemicals involved in producing honey oil, McPhail said. Emergency personnel determined he did not need medical care. Officers did not include an explanation for the nudity in their report.
Officers evacuated apartments in the vicinity of the lab, and detectives and a hazmat team deconstructed the setup. McPhail said Kamber appears to be a resident of the apartment where he was found.
Honey oil is a resin containing the active ingredients of marijuana. Manufacturing involves evaporating liquid into flammable gases, which then fill the area containing the lab, McPhail said. One small spark can cause an explosion. He estimated fewer than 10 apartments were evacuated for a couple of hours while officers cleaned up the lab.