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Two Arrested For Drug Lab Discovered In Montecito During Thomas Fire

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Guns seized in connection with drug lab found in Montecito

Some firefighters protecting homes in Montecito during the Thomas Fire on December stumbled across a potentially dangerous drug lab, and two people are now facing criminal charges as a result of the discovery. Firefighters called Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies December 17th after they saw items which appeared to be from a drug lab in plain view.

Narcotics detectives launched an investigation which led to the arrest of Sebastain Robaut and Elizabeth Bell of Los Angeles. Detectives seized nearly 24 pounds of butane honey oil, which is a concentrated drug made through a potentially explosive process.

Investigators also seized assault rifles and more than $30,000 in cash at a Hollywood Hills home.

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