Man arrested after law enforcement finds evidence of alleged honey oil lab

A local man was booked into Lassen County Jail after an alleged honey oil lab was discovered Sunday.

According to a statement from the Susanville Police Department, Susanville police officers responded to 1005 North Street  Sunday, Sept. 13, due to a possible structure fire to assist Susanville Fire Department. Upon arrival contact was made with the resident, Travis Wayne Gray, 33, of Susanville, who reported he was the only occupant and had no injuries to himself. Susanville Police noticed the damage to the north wall of the residence and awaited Susanville Fire Department’s response.

Travis Wayne Gray

On Susanville Fire Department’s entry, they identified several Butane canisters around the kitchen area and informed Susanville police. Upon further investigation, officers discovered large amounts of marijuana shake and evidence of a Honey Oil lab in the home, read the statement.

After receiving a search warrant for the residence, the investigation revealed that Gray was using his refrigerator as a lab for Honey Oil. The lab inside the refrigerator exploded, demolishing the refrigerator, causing a small fire and blowing a hole in the portion of the house where the refrigerator was located, the statement alleged.

Gray was charged with 11379.6 Health and Safety Code for manufacturing a controlled substance and being within 300 feet of occupied dwellings. He was also charged with 273 a(a) Penal Code for child endangerment due to the number of children present at Memorial Park. Gray was booked into Lassen County Jail on $125,000 bail.