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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.

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



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