Hash oil explosion burns Forest Grove man

Hash oil explosion burns Forest Grove man

Hash oil explosion burns Forest Grove man

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by KGW.com and AP Staff

kgw.com

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 1:58 PM

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Police in the town of Forest Grove said an explosion Monday night was caused by a man trying to cook hashish oil out of marijuana.

Witnesses said they heard a loud boom at the home in the 1900 block of C Street, followed by a man running up and down the street screaming that he had been burned.

Forest Grove police said 22-year-old Bernard Frank Heflin eventually admitted to investigators that he was cooking "hashish oil" using butane as a solvent.

Heflin was treated at the hospital for burns and later arrested on drug and endangerment charges.

A woman, a 10-day-old infant and a 20-month-old child were evaluated and released.

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