Sunday, February 5, 2023

[UPDATE: Suspects Detained] Suspects Flee Purported Butane Honey Oil Lab Near Mendocino/Lake County Line— Search Underway


Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers are conducting an active search near the 10000 block of Highway 20 close to the Mendocino/Lake County Line. Two to three suspects reportedly fled what is thought to be a butane honey oil lab.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten confirmed these details that were heard over the last hour on the police scanner.

UPDATE 7:04 p.m.: MCSO Captain Greg Van Patten has confirmed the search is over after a total of five subjects were detained

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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