Agents seize honey oil lab, drugs & weapons in Paradise bust

PARADISE, Calif. - Two people were arrested during a drug bust in Paradise.

On Wednesday,  detectives with the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 1550 block of Sylvan Way in Paradise.

Two suspects were taken into custody.  Officers arrested  David Metroka, 34, and Taryn Hughey, 38, both of Paradise.

Investigators said a search of the residence revealed a butane honey oil lab, an indoor marijuana grow consisting of 23 marijuana plants, 4 pounds of marijuana shake, 10 pounds of marijuana bud on stem, and 20 pounds of marijuana bud packed in turkey oven bags, consistent with marijuana sales. 

Ten  grams of psilocybin (mushrooms) were also found in the home as well as two firearms; a .22 caliber rifle and 12 gauge shotgun.

Both Metroka and Hughey were arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, and being armed in the commission of a felony. 

Both Metroka and Hughey were held on $230,000 bail.


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