Colorado Springs apartment explosion blamed on hash oil production

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., - Colorado Springs police have arrested a man on drug charges after an apartment exploded on Sunday.

Lee Brown, 51, is facing several charges, including unlawful possession and manufacturing of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.

According to KRDO-TV, no injuries were reported. The apartment, in the 300 block of University Drive, was heavily damaged.

Police say Brown was trying to make butane hash oil, a high potency extract of marijuana, using butane fuel, when the explosion occurred.


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