Lebanon Police: Man arrested after owner of shed reports finding suspicious items
LEBANON, Ore. – A man has been arrested by police in Lebanon after a man found drug paraphernalia in his back yard shed.
Just after noon on Sunday, Lebanon Police received a report of a possible butane hash oil lab at 1384 Filbert Street. The caller said he’d just returned home from being away for three weeks, and when he went into his back yard, he found suspicious items in his shed.
Responding officers contacted 48-year-old Jameson Lee Mires, who had rented from the caller and had permission to use the shed, police said.
Investigators say Mires had constructed a BHO lab in the back yard shed where officers seized multiple items related to the illegal manufacture of BHO.
Police say BHO is a substance with high THS concentration and, while Oregon state law allows legal sale of the product by licensed dispensaries, it’s still a felony to manufacture due to the lack of regulation and extreme volatility of the manufacturing process.
The manufacture of BHO is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison, police said.
Oregon State Police and Lebanon detectives were notified the area was safe and subsequently cleaned.
During the investigation, officers also discovered a small amount of methamphetamine in Mires’ possession.
Mires was arrested without incident and charged with illegal manufacturing of marijuana extract (a Class B felony) and possession of methamphetamine (a Class A misdemeanor).