Police arrested a trio from Roxbury Township, NJ for allegedly operating a drug lab out of their home.
Roxbury police and Hopatcong police issued a joint statement announcing the arrests of 28-year-old Michael Landano, 20-year-old Steven Campagna, and 23-year-old Ashley Taylor. According to police, the three were operating a butane honey oil lab out of the house. Butane honey oil (or butane hash oil) is extracted from marijuana to provide a more potent high for the user. It is also dangerous because it poses an extremely high risk of explosion.
Police conducted a month-long investigation into the lab. Eventually, police executed a search warrant and allegedly found marijuana, equipment used to make butane honey oil, smoking devices, and firearms.
Police also found an infant child in the house. The infant was removed from the home and turned over to New Jersey Child Protection and Permanency.
Landano, Campagna, and Taylor have all been charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Landano and Campagna have also been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, while Taylor faces additional charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
The three suspects were released on summonses, pending court appearances.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Trio Had Infant in Roxbury Home with Potentially Explosive Drug Lab, Police Say.”
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