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Wow..this shocked me

Posted by on Mar. 27, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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This shocked me when my bff called and told me about it. I used to live in this town. Just a couple of days ago, I was wondering if we'd done the right thing by moving. Karma has interesting ways of giving you answers. This is really sad, though.

Marijuana operation to blame for house explosion, fire chief says

3 people seriously injured in Astle Street blast



TEWKSBURY, Mass. —A house explosion that injured three people in Tewksbury on Tuesday night has been blamed on a drug operation involving marijuana and butane.

An 18-year-old woman and two men, ages 20 and 21, were inside the multi-family home at 22 Astle St. Tuesday night when the building exploded and caught on fire. 

Watch report

Fire officials confirmed Wednesday that someone in the home was trying to extract THC from marijuana when an ignition source came in contact with vapors, causing the explosion.

"The buildup of butane vapors within the apartment came in contact with an ignition source and an explosion ensued," Tewksbury Fire Chief Michael Hazel said. "The process was being performed on and around an electric stove within the apartment. A number of full and empty and butane cylinders were found at the scene. This was a very dangerous situation for the residents and the firefighters."

All three victims suffered serious injuries.

"There are burns about the face, head, arms and hands," Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan said.

Police are investigating reports that two people were seen running from the home after the explosion.

The home has natural gas service, but investigators have ruled it out, saying it was not the cause of the fire.

"There's going to be no one going back in the dwelling afterward. All the windows are blown off the frame, and the roof collapsed. The fire spread to the attic of the residence," Sheehan said.

Six people, including the three victims, were displaced. 



Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/cause-of-tewksbury-house-explosion-under-investigation/25169188#ixzz2xALu9v3y

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143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Mar. 27, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Extracting THC from marijuana with butane is called making "dabs".

mysticalmalissa
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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Ouch!

I bet when they get out of prison, they will be happy to just roll a joint. LOL

LeapBaby123
by Kathleen on Mar. 27, 2014 at 9:16 AM
Yikes
Noni2319
by Chrissy on Mar. 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Yikes. :(
paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Why would they do that for?

Quoting 143myboys9496:

Extracting THC from marijuana with butane is called making "dabs".




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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Prison for the weed or being dumbasses with the butane? lol

Quoting mysticalmalissa:

Ouch!

I bet when they get out of prison, they will be happy to just roll a joint. LOL




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Mar. 27, 2014 at 1:59 PM

The way I understand it, is that it's almost pure THC, which give a stronger, much, much longer high. I've heard a dab high can last as long as 4-7 hours. (depending upon how much is used). I've also heard the was it's....used....there's no smoke. No smoke, no smell. 

Personally I think it's stupid. There's no way they're getting ALL the butane out of the dab. There's a process where they heat it and cool it which supposedly extracts the butane from it. 

Quoting paganbaby:

Why would they do that for?

Quoting 143myboys9496:

Extracting THC from marijuana with butane is called making "dabs".


143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Mar. 27, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I believe they're being charged with distribution, (among other things). According to my bff, the people involved have been incarcerated before for distribution. 

Quoting paganbaby:

Prison for the weed or being dumbasses with the butane? lol

Quoting mysticalmalissa:

Ouch!

I bet when they get out of prison, they will be happy to just roll a joint. LOL


cjsmom1
by Silver Member on Mar. 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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I know a lot of potheads and have never heard of someone doing this

143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Mar. 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Apparently it's the new thing to do. Like I said, I don't think it's a smart thing to do. I'll say this though, it's better than bath salts. I've taken care of 2 kids, that are completely ruined from smoking bath salts.

Quoting cjsmom1:

I know a lot of potheads and have never heard of someone doing this

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