Puyallup police officers made one arrest Tuesday after discovering a butane hash oil lab at Northwest Best marijuana shop.
The lab was spotted by officers from the police department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit. The officers were at the business located in the 1100 block of River Road NW to serve a cease and desist letter to the business owner, who had been operating within city limits without a valid business license from the City of Puyallup.
Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit took control of the scene and obtained a Pierce County Superior Court search warrant for the business. The lab processing is being conducted by the Pierce County Metro Lab Team, according to police.
A 44-year-old California resident was arrested for one count of Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, and was booked in the Pierce County Jail.
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The Special Investigations Unit will continue the investigation.