4 arrested following BHO lab fire

4 arrested following BHO lab fire
Rocky Stamper (Source Lawton Police Department)
Rocky Stamper (Source Lawton Police Department)
Tiffany Reed (Source Lawton Police Department)
Tiffany Reed (Source Lawton Police Department)
Jonathan Hoahwah (Source Lawton Police Department)
Jonathan Hoahwah (Source Lawton Police Department)
Josie Yarbrough (Source Lawton Police Department)
Josie Yarbrough (Source Lawton Police Department)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Four people were arrested after police served a search warrant on a home following a fire.

Firefighters were initially called out to a 2802 NW 25th St. around 6 p.m. Saturday and found flames shooting from two sides of the home. When they entered the home, they found supplies used to manufacture illegal drugs and contacted Lawton police.

Officials say after Lawton Police Special Operations and the Fire Marshal's Office served a search warrant that night and found numerous things used to make Butane Honey Oil. They found 924 grams of ground marijuana, numerous empty cans of butane and a PVC pipe with a marijuana filter at one end. Detective also found numerous other pieces of drug paraphernalia throughout the home, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber handgun and a badly melted gun they believe is a .40 caliber Glock.

Witnesses told firefighters at the scene they saw someone escape the home and leave in a car. Police eventually caught up with them and took the four people into custody in connection with the fire. All four wound up being arrested for their involvement.

Rocky Don Stamper was arrested for maintaining a dwelling for the sale/use of CDS, possession of CDS with the intent to manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree arson.

Tiffany Ree Reed was arrested for possession of CDS with the intent to manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree arson.

Josie Lynn Yarbrough was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jonathan Hoahwah was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, failure to obey a lawful order and for not having a driver's license.

All of their charges were presented to the Comanche County District Attorney's Office Monday morning.

Lawton Police Detective Nancy Lombardo says Butane Honey Oil, also known as butane hash oil or BHO, has become more prevalent in the Lawton community. She explained it's comparable to a methamphetamine lab in terms of danger. BHO is highly flammable and explosive, but is a much easier process.

Butane hash oil is the sticky yellow residue left behind after the butane boils off the THC from marijuana.

"With individual states legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana, we can expect BHO labs to become more prevalent," Det. Lombardo stated in an e-mail.

She says they expect BHO labs to become more prevalent, and it means an increased threat to officer safety and the safety of the community.

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