37-year-old Fallbrook man arrested on drug-related charges pertaining to concentrated cannabis

FALLBROOK – A man suspected of using potentially explosive materials to make a concentrated form of cannabis called honey oil was behind bars today following his arrest in Fallbrook, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

Deputies were investigating complaints of drug-related activity at a residence in the 2600 block of Secret Lake Lane around 10 a.m. Friday when they pulled over Marc Lockwood, 37, of Fallbrook, said Sgt. Joe Montion of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Lockwood, who lives at the residence, was pulled over near his home for unspecified vehicle code violations, Montion said.

Inside Lockwood’s vehicle, deputies found marijuana-infused butter, known as”hash butter,” and a small amount of marijuana, Montion said.

”A subsequent search of his residence … revealed an active marijuana grow inside three separate rooms. Deputies also determined Lockwood was actively manufacturing ‘hash butter’ or ‘honey oil.’ This is a highly explosive and dangerous process akin to manufacturing methamphetamine,” Montion said of the honey oil, which is made using propane or a butane to break down marijuana into a thick, concentrated liquid that is then smoked. Hash butter is made by heating marijuana and butter or some other fat together in a pan. The substance is then eaten.

Lockwood was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, cultivation and manufacturing controlled substance, Montion said. His bail was set at $55,000, according to sheriff’s online jail records.

Explosions or fires caused by the manufacture of honey oil have been reported around Southern California in recent months, including one in West Hollywood that damaged the walls of an apartment and sent a man to the hospital with serious burns.

32 Responses to "37-year-old Fallbrook man arrested on drug-related charges pertaining to concentrated cannabis"

  1. Cannabiscancerproject   February 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    This man may have been making cannabis oil for a cancer patient here in Michigan we have been providing cannabis oil free to cancer patients for 3 years and I have personally seen 15 cases of various cancers put into remission with only using cannabis oil. Check out Rick Simpson Run from the Cure on Youtube. or google cannabis oil and cancer and you will thousands worldwide are discovering and making this claim that cannabis oil is curing cancer.

  2. Know your rights   February 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    First of all, I am not defendingy this guy just pointing out how he could of handled the situation differently. I really don’t understand why people simply GIVE police consent to search their vehicles and/or homes when they have something to hide. Neighbor complaints aren’t enough to justify a search warrant just as a traffic violation isn’t enough for cops to search one’s vehicle. If he was smart he would have denied police the consent to search and rid the evidence before they can obtain any search warrant, which isn’t likely considering the DA needs a lot more evodence than hear-say (neighbor complaints). The police have no right to enter/search your home/vehicle without a search warrant or probable cause; neither of which were evident in this matter.

  3. Know your responsibilities   February 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Perhapse he was on probation or had waived his fourth amendment rights

  4. Pessimistic   February 24, 2013 at 10:28 am

    KNOW HOW TO READ. I was going to use that as my user name, but then I might as well use the one so those that love/hate/somewhere in between me knows I am responding to this.

    After ‘Know your rights’ comment I reread the article. Nowhere in this article does it say that the search of the criminal’s vehicle or home was obtained by CONSENT. Thanks for the advice that most of us already know though. Advice most LAW ABIDING citizens don’t even have to worry about a peace officer attempting to acquire (consent). I consider myself law abiding, but have been known to have a lead foot (a la Sammy Hagar’s ‘I can’t drive 55’). I have been pulled over at least a dozen times (cited on 6 of those occasions) and NOT ONCE was asked for consent (nor did they illegally search my vehicle).

  5. Not clear on the concept   February 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Is making "hash butter" or "honey oil" any more dangerous than cooking ham and eggs using a propane stove? Just curious. I don’t want to invite the cops in sometime and then get charged with using a "highly explosive and dangerous process".

  6. kma   February 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    TOTAL propaganda! When will the Village News stop w/spreading the SD Sheriff’s Dept’s propaganda? These medicinal marijuana cases are LOST ea time at trial! WHAT a WASTE of our gov resources and also a violation of rights! I wish I could "like" #1 & #2 comments! Think about changing this site so others can "like" comments.

  7. 3 year home owner in Fallbrook.   February 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    #4 I agree! I get the whole amendment rights and am thankful to be an american. But, I have never had anything to hide, so, I could careless if police want to rule out any worries about me. Search away and get the bad guys out of our lives.

  8. flobe   February 24, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    This man makes medicine for people who struggle and have an illness and are forced to take pills that are based forms of "illegal" drugs. (i.e.) Oxy codine, zanxex, etc.. Pacients are froced to consume these drugs evan tho they may hate the drug. This man makes medicine for a scapegoat for people suffering from Taking these pills from their doctors. The real crime is to put this miracle worker behind bars.

  9. @flobe   February 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Did your dog type that for you, just curious?

  10. JM   February 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    #9. Pointless post

    It appears that there was no medical marijuana card involved which would change this situation but making honey oil is simple kitchen cooking compared to producing methamphetamine and its not completely accurate to relate the two. I would like to find out if he has a medical card since producing honey oil on a large scale is usually reserved for selling to dispensary and therefore must meet certain quality requirements.Medical marijuana has changed the face of marijuana and this operation could be that sketchy neighborhood dealer or just a legitimate business that is conducted professionally

  11. Mike   February 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Perhaps you need to review the manufacture of making BHO, butane honey oil. It is highly explosive and dangerous. Providing marijuana to cancer patients is a compassionate method of dealing with several side effects of chemo, but BHO is just about getting high. @know your rights perhaps not doing illegal stuff is an option as well

  12. Fallbrook Mom   February 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice for the Federal Government to allow production of this oil for use by prescription for ill people?

    I have an illness that is horrendous and I hate the idea of smoking marijuana so I won’t do it. And I think its perpetually more ridiculous that people cook with "marijuana butter" to produce equally harmful things, like cookies and fudge. I think its all BS, because if there were things like cannabis oil I would be much more willing to use them than the other BS things. I am not even a diabetic and the thought of eating a thousand calories in processed sugars and oils makes me shudder.

    For those of us that are really sick, nobody cares still. The illegally manufacturing people make more money on the black market, so they prefer it to be illegal. And the legally producing people make it under the guise of helping sick people, when all in all, the entire process is Bull.

    Next voting season remember to legalize cannabis to truly help the people who could benefit from it, and the law abiding citizens who will not use it due to its widespread abuse.

  13. Pessimistic   February 25, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    flobe – better hit that bong again. Based on your post’s grammar and spelling (yeah, yeah, yeah I’m part of the grammar police this evening) you are almost there when it comes to complete stunted growth. A post like that provides nothing but a lack of credibility on your part. You probably have your card because of "anxiety", "stress", or maybe you are one of those poor inflicted 19 year old’s who need one for their "bad back".

    Remember the part of the medical marijuana bill that emphasized "compassionate"? It became a farce as the ink dried, with all the MM MD storefronts operated by doctor’s on the cusp of losing their medical licenses (but making a dang good pretty penny doing this) to provide their lame "recommendations". As I have stated before – I am all for those that are TRULY suffering (probably like Fallbrook Mom), but not as an excuse for able bodied people to walk / drive around smoking their dope in public. Keep it indoors and fry your brain all you want. I work for a living and am in that minority percentage that actually pays income taxes. Why do I and others still do it? Because millions of people on welfare (et al) depend upon us! Now go smoke a bowl…

  14. JM   February 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Mike, Dont get me wrong BHO is dangerous as is any process involving flammable materials is dangerous but like I said meth production compared to BHO are on quite different spectrums. The butane is never actually ignited in the BHO process but the errors can come with human mistakes when handling the material espeically when being produced inside. Also honey oil and most all concentrates are mostly sold by medical dispensaries and have broken away from being part of the illegal drug market. Although it may not be the case for this scenario most marijuana processes whether its growing, making butter or concentrates is relatively safe and properly controlled since to sell to a dispensary certain requirements must be met. Interesting how marijuana has been changing in peoples minds over the past the few years. A couple years ago this article post would be a few hundred comments deep in blind debate

  15. Reality Checker   February 26, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Comment no. 2, "Know your rights": you posted " If he was smart he would have denied police the consent to search and rid the evidence before they can obtain any search warrant, which isn’t likely considering the DA needs a lot more evodence than hear-say (neighbor complaints). " if I read the article correctly, and the article accurately reflects the events, the suspect was detained in a traffic stop and would have had no way to get rid of any evidence. Besides, all they have to do is walk a drug detector dog around and when it alerts…..wala! Probable Cause baby! No consent to search is needed.
    And, why on earth would any cop or detective worth thier salt give a suspect the opportunity to destroy the evidence to begin with? I can see it now…."hey just hang out here where the evidence is and Ill be back in an hour or so with that warrant thingy…" Yea right.
    @ Comment #7, you have a constitutional right to be secure in your place, papers, and effects against unlawful search and seizure. You should exercise it and not just agree to any seemingly random search just to "rule you out". I would never allow it, myself. There are just so many cops that don’t know anything about the laws they are supposed to be enforcing. They ignorantly violate your rights in many instances, and some don’t even care about it. You have to be the one to stand up for your rights, and stop counting on others to protect them, not trample on them. And I would appreciate it if you spelled American with a capital "A". Give it some respect. A lot of lives have been given and blood shed to keep our flag flying.

  16. great read   February 26, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I’m impressed almost every post acknowleged that police out spending our hard earned tax dollars chasing down marijuana is a waste. I wonder if marijuana is legalized will we be able to cut down on law enforcement dollars because it seems they spend an abudant amount of resources on it.

  17. Preston   February 27, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Having had a child with Cancer I do appreciate the benefit of Marijuana as a prescribed drug.
    When using a little common sense however, it is obvious that most users are not in need of "Medical Marijuana".
    The goal should simply be to protect children that are not old enough to understand the ramifications of using the drug for recreational purposes.
    Regulate and sell the drug like all other drugs using the same channels. That is how I got it for my child. It was prescribed by the Oncology Doctor and purchased (in capsule form) at the hospital pharmacy.
    Prescriptions should come from a doctor that doesn’t make duck sounds and revoke the license of those doctors that do.

  18. Fallbrook Mom   February 27, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I am glad that they can prescribe it to people who need it. I totally agree with your stance on marijuana. I wish that as a country, state, and city we all could do something about the negative impact it has on society, and educate those in denial of its negative impact.

  19. grunt   February 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I see a lot of people who support pot here; it is a victimless crime. But please look at the crime logs – how many burgerlies, robberies, etc. are conducted by pot heads getting money to support thier habits?

  20. Me   February 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Spent 10 years in law enforcement….never once arrested a "pot head" as you call them (Jack Webb called…he wants his vocabulary back) for committing a burglary or robbery to "support their habit."

  21. lemon   February 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Go to Pala and pick your drug of choice! Come around Per Cap time and the dealers are all over right along with all the druggies. For some reason the Sheriff’s won’t do anything about it, possibly some of the dealers are related to the Tribal council? This is off the subject, but I am a frustrated parent sick of the druggies, meth labs, low lifes hanging around my Reservation who has turned over information and saw nothing being done about it. There is a low life living down the road from me that is ALWAYS meth’d out, driving fast on a road with many children, totally out of it. He has been connected with drug dealers and nothing done.

  22. Doc   February 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    The longer these drug pushers are allowed to sell their goods the longer it will take for our property values to rebound.
    The property owners should have their home seized under forfeiture guidelines for allowing this activity in our community.

  23. sh   February 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Go after the meth labs. quit wasting vital resources on marijuana.

  24. and you   March 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

    so Doc most these kids start out on Aderal, Vicodine, Xanayx from doctor or family members. The most recent stats show oxycotin and xanayx are the most common cause of drug overdose and death. 90% of mass shooters are either taking or withdrawing from psychotropic medicine. What type of society willing hands drugs to kids like Aderal, Ritalin and Prozac then incarcerates them for marijuana?

  25. David   March 1, 2013 at 1:27 am

    HAHA, the fundies continue their smear campaign against anyone that disagrees with their ideology. This is absolutely the dumbest thing ever – raid a guy’s house for weed "butter"? What? Attention citizens of the US, we are living in the year 2013, not 1913. Just legalize it already! Sorry grandpa, the prohibition needs to end. Everyone knows weed is as common as tomatoes, that’s it’s not nearly as harmful as cigarettes, and that the only thing holding it back is credulous religious based ideology – from the gullible, irrational, hypocritical, control freaks of the world who cannot control their own lives so they have to try and control the lives of others.

    Stop trying to run our lives and GO RUN YOUR OWN! Protect the children, YES. Continue the erosion of our freedoms in this great country, NO!

  26. Preston   March 1, 2013 at 7:22 am

    If you are sick of the druggies, don’t blame the sheriff’s department — I’m sure they are just as sick of them as you are — If you want them to do their job help them out and put an end the "Revolving door of Justice". We need to vote to be tough on crime. If you don’t like living amongst low life criminals and child molesters the power to change the system is in your hands. Stop trying to blame everyone except the real culprit, We the People.

  27. @grunt   March 1, 2013 at 8:28 am

    You are either trolling with that comment or you are just simply ignorant when it comes to the average marijuana user. Now go play and let the grow ups talk.

  28. grunt   March 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

    @grunt – what is the average pot user? this guy in the article? Or the well empolyed occasional user? Look at the police logs- how many are arrested for property crimes that do NOT test positive for drugs?

  29. Preston   March 3, 2013 at 8:43 am

    And the winner is…….. grunt
    The average pothead does not have the motivation to work and needs to steal to come up with the bucks to make the next buy.
    I’m not talking about the Saturday night party participant —
    If you don’t know the difference your home is on the hit list.

  30. hey fool   March 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    the average pot head is just about every working couple with kids I have met and got to know well enought that they can disclose it. Teachers, police officers, judges, contractors you name it pot is everywhere and in every walk of life. My guess is 50% of adults smoke or eat pot. If you think nobody you know uses, you are wrong, they just know how intolerant you are so they don’t tell you.

  31. Preston   March 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    @hey fool
    You apparently didn’t read my first comment #17
    Regardless there is a difference between a pot head and and occasional user just like there is a difference between an alcoholic and a social drinker.
    I choose to spend my time with those that don’t do pot so guess I’m in the other 50%; in fact, I don’t hang with drinkers either so my group is actually a fairly small percentage.

  32. Harriet Beecher   February 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I am Harriet Beecher, I live in San Francisco USA, I want to say a big thank you to Dr. Rick Simpson for saving my son


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