CPD says this type of concentrated cannabis oil, processed with the help of a butane lighter, contains a higher concentration of THC than is legally allowed in Tennessee. (Image: MGN)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —
Chattanooga Police say they’re looking for two suspects after uncovering and confiscating a cannabis oil conversion lab at a local hotel early Tuesday.
Police say officers were called to help Chattanooga Firefighters at the Extended Stay America suites on Airpark Drive just after 1 a.m.
The fire was put out by the time firefighters arrived, and no one was inside the room.
But what was left behind inside the room drew the interest of CPD Narcotics Officers: More than 20 pounds of marijuana, six pounds of processed cannabis oil, and drug paraphernalia.
CPD says these items are now being held at the CPD Property Division, and that warrants are now active and on file for two suspects.
CPD says extracting oil from marijuana by using butane lighters is a growing trend across