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Lake Elsinore Woman Accused of Turning Home Into 'Honey Oil' Lab

Police believe the honey oil, a form of concentrated marijuana, was being manufactured at the De Brask Avenue house.

A close-up of honey, or hash, oil.  Photo credit: Ryan Bushby via Wikimedia Commons.
A close-up of honey, or hash, oil. Photo credit: Ryan Bushby via Wikimedia Commons.
Nearly 100 marijuana plants, 10 pounds of dried marijuana and unregistered firearms were all found inside a Lake Elsinore home this week, as police say they shut down a suspected "honey oil" operation.

According to Sgt. Raymond Nava, officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) and the sheriff's department served a search warrant Wednesday in the 17400 block of De Brask Avenue, near Riverside Drive and Baker Street.

Once inside the house, the law enforcement officers apparently came across several illegal items and activities before arresting 30-year-old Jaime Higgins.

"Officers located approximately 93 marijuana plants, 10 pounds of dried marijuana and unregistered firearms," Nava said.  "Officers also located several items used for the manufacturing of concentrated cannabis (Honey Oil)."

What's more, when police were on scene, they spotted four children-- ranging in ages 5 to 12-- inside the house, according to Nava.  

Two of them were just visiting and were returned to their parents, but the other two-- along with two others who live at the residence but weren't home during the raid-- were all placed in protective custody with Child Protective Services, the sergeant said.  

Higgins, meanwhile, was taken to the downtown Riverside jail, where she was booked on charges of manufacturing of concentrated cannabis and child endangerment, according to Nava and jail records.  Jail records also indicate she remained locked up without the possibility of bail as of Friday night.

Anyone with information about this incident encouraged to contact Officer Miller at the Lake Elsinore Station at (951) 245-3300



ChrisG February 02, 2014 at 01:34 PM
@josh, I agree drug impaired DUIs are on the rise and will be a problem. If people want to smoke pot let them. Just smoke responsibly like people should drink responsibly. Most won't however. That was my point. Prohibition does not work.
American Woman February 02, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Cant anyone grow pot illegally now? I mean most of us cannot make our own alcohol. Just sayin....
Josh February 02, 2014 at 02:00 PM
@ turnitaround "I know from experience and as a recreational drug, it's awesome." Sorry, I will never get behind someone who uses drugs in a recreational manner. Drugs are the nexus for all crime. I am morally opposed to getting high. I have been ever since I was 6 years old when I watched my Dad put a .357 in our neighbor's kids ear after being caught breaking into our house on a Sunday morning thinking we were at Church. He broke in to steal from us to support his "recreational drug use/habbit".
Richard Long February 02, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Josh was it cause your dad was on drugs that he put a gun to a minors head? Using a gun to teach a lesson is wrong, either use the gun the way it was intended to be use or leave it in the holster.
Josh February 02, 2014 at 07:54 PM
@ Richard If you think using a firearm to protect your family from someone breaking into your house is wrong, you are a moron. Are you suggesting that he should have shoot and killed him, leaving us with one less drug addict? Please teach me the right way, the way it is intended to be used.

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