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Sheriff’s deputies are reporting two significant marijuana busts in rural San Diego County communities.

In Ramona, the Sheriff’s SWAT team served a warrant on the 300 block of Fegahli Road on Friday, following a month-long narcotics investigation. Residents had fortified the house with a steel security screen, steel gates, and had “an aggressive dog” on the premises.

The search netted 120 marijuana plants, 5 pounds of processed marijuana that deputies valued at $15,000, a handgun and over $17,000 in cash. Joshua Day, Justin Lambert, and Douglas Politte were booked on charges of marijuana cultivation, possession for sale, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Later in the day, deputies in Fallbrook responded to neighborhood complaints of a narcotics operation on the 2600 block of Secret Lake Lane. While investigating, house resident Marc Lockwood was stopped on vehicle code violations. Law enforcement officials found marijuana and “hash butter” in his vehicle.

Upon searching the home, deputies found a three-room marijuana grow operation as well as evidence Lockwood was manufacturing “honey oil,” a cannabis derivative that involves highly explosive materials in its manufacture, similar to the process for making methamphetamine – a hotel explosion in San Diego’s Midway District last month was tied to the process.

Lockwood was arrested and booked on charges of marijuana cultivation, possession for sale, and manufacture of a controlled substance.

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RoRo March 6, 2013 @ 8:59 p.m.

Similar to the process of making methamphetamine? Isolating THC with rubbing alcohol is similar to making crystal meth? Are you daft?

I am not happy to see inaccurate journalism, fear pandering and incorrect grammar in the SD Reader article above. How dare you associate someone making "honey oil" (rubbing alcohol & dried cannabis) with the process of someone manufacturing methamphetamine. If I was the accused I would sue you for defamation of character. "Honey Oil" is made using ONE compound, rubbing alcohol. Yes, the vapors from that are flammable and could ignite then again so could your Rain X . We better suppress the hundred's of products marketed under that nefarious compound before we all, well, explode. You also chose to cite "The Midway" caper as well as being" tied to the process". LOL what kind of bull-shit, half-stepping, crap comment is that?..Did you mean where the situation where people were accused of making butane honey oil? How is it tied to that process? WAY TO GO GR8 REPORTING YOU GET AN A BUT IT ISN"T FOR ACCURACY.

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