Another drugs-related explosion in Coombs/Hilliers area

For the second time in two months, police and fire department personnel have been called to deal with an explosion allegedly related to the production of illegal drugs.

The Coombs/Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department and Oceanside RCMP were dispatched to a trailer court on Shawn Road in Coombs on Thursday night after reports of an explosion. Police say when they arrived at the scene, they found two youth with minor burns outside a trailer. Police say the front window of the trailer and its surrounding frame had been blown out by an apparent explosion.

According to the RCMP, the youth admitted that they were using a volatile fuel (butane) to make cannabis oil when an explosion occurred. Police say the youth were very lucky to only sustain minor burns in the explosion.

"Everyone needs to be aware of just how dangerous this process is," Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman said through a news release. "Luckily these boys were relatively uninjured. Two explosions resulting from illicit drug production in Oceanside, in less than two months, should serve as warning that this is a foolish and dangerous practice."

Foreman said drug-related charges are being considered by the Oceanside RCMP.

— NEWS Staff

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