Butane Honey Oil Investigations

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Date(s) - 11/04/2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit

Flyer:  Butane Honey Oil

Course Description

Butane Hash Oil labs are literally exploding across the USA and Canada.  They create a very dangerous hazard for all first responders as well as neighbors and occupants of structures where BHO is being extracted.  By introducing butane into the extraction process a very  dangerous situation is created.  BHO labs are exploding and causing deaths, injuries, and property damage all around the country.  BHO labs have their own unique set of officer safety hazards and investigative techniques.  It is imperative that first responders are able to recognize these situations and respond in a safe manner.

Training Included:

  • Overview of the current issues involving Butane Honey Oil Extraction explosions and fires across the USA
  • The history of BHO and other types of hashish extraction through traditional methods, BHO labs, and closed circuit labs
  • Understanding THC and what makes Butane Honey Oil extraction so popular
  • Understand the process, step by step, of how to make butane hash oil
  • Dangers inherent in the BHO process
  • Why investigators of indoor marijuana grow sites should be aware of BHO and be able to recognize a BHO lab
  • What signs to look for as a first responder
  • Learn what it takes to ignite a BHO Lab, including what equipment a police officer or fire personnel have that will ignite a lab
  • Protocols and policy for BHO lab investigations, partnerships with Fire Departments, Hazmat, and EMS
  • Cooperation between agencies to preserve crime scene, proper personal protection
  • Safe handling of the scene, evidence collection, prosecution requirements
  • The law concerning manufacturing of Butane Honey Oil and other marijuana/THC extraction processes

Les Kjemhus is a 30 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).  He is a recognized expert in North America in the field of indoor cannabis cultivation investigations.  He has conducted hundreds of indoor grow investigations in Canada and has testified as an expert in this field in both Canada and the U.S.  He has cultivated indoor marijuana under license for the RCMP on a number of occasions, to train investigators, and in an undercover capacity.  As a result, he has a very unique, “hands-on”, experience about marijuana cultivation to pass on to law enforcement trainees.

Who Should Attend?

Investigators, patrol officers, probation officers, prosecutors, Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Personnel


If you register and are unable to attend, please contact me via email (april@indianadea.com) to cancel for someone else to have your seat.  There will be a stand-by list, and people will be notified when an opening is available.





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