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SCV Deputies uncover cache of concentrated weed

Posted: July 12, 2014 9:46 p.m.
Updated: July 12, 2014 9:13 p.m.

Deputies found more than 300 envelopes containing "honey wax" which is typically smoked in vapor form.


Sheriff’s officials said Saturday they were investigating a cache of hundreds of packages of concentrated cannabis known as “honey wax” discovered after a routine traffic stop in Castaic.

Deputies arrested two Bakersfield men after pulling over and searching a vehicle at about 7 p.m. Friday, but officials were withholding their names Saturday, citing the ongoing investigation.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputy Joshua Dubin issued a press release Friday saying investigators believe the two men were in the process of transporting a shipment of honey wax to a music festival in San Bernardino County when their car was stopped by deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program.

Inside the vehicle, deputies discovered more than 300 envelopes containing the powerful hash oil extract that typically is smoked in vapor form. Deputies also found and seized more than 100 plastic jars containing “concentrated cannabis in a form commonly referred to as ‘honey wax’ or ‘wax,’” according to Dubin’s news release.

“During the course of the investigation, deputies learned that the shipment of ‘wax’ was allegedly en route to a music festival in San Bernardino County,” Dubin’s news release states.

It was the third time in about three months that deputies have uncovered large amounts of the substance in the Santa Clarita Valley. On June 18, deputies discovered and dismantled a “wax” lab at a Canyon Country residence, arresting a woman and two men in connection with the operation.

Redmond Thomas Walley, 25, Mashawn Laurentia Clarke, 28, and Adrian Phillip Walley, 29, were booked on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance. The three were living in the home on Isabella Parkway where deputies allegedly found the lab.

On May 24, Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program deputies pulled over a vehicle and detected a strong smell of marijuana. After searching the vehicle deputies discovered equipment used to manufacture concentrated cannabis, including hundreds of cans of butane, laboratory style glassware, a scale, a portable stove and an undisclosed amount of finished product, a sheriff’s news release issued at the time said.

“‘Wax” is said to be the strongest form of marijuana on the market,” the press release issued Friday by Dubin reads. The substance “has psychoactive properties and is extremely dangerous for people trying to make it at home,” the release reads.

Wax makers use butane to turn marijuana plants into a concentrated viscous mass, a process that can result in explosions, experts say.


SReilly12: Posted: July 12, 2014 1:59 a.m.

Well somebody is going to be singing a sad song!

BBennetts: Posted: July 12, 2014 3:16 a.m.

Wow, I feel safer. So a couple of pot heads got busted trucking some concentrated dope to a festival in San Bernadino. How does this affect me exactly?

bartman: Posted: July 12, 2014 9:01 a.m.

More importantly, the comment:

"Deputies from the SCV Sheriff’s Station’s Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program made the discovery after stopping a motorist’s car in Castaic at about 7 p.m. Friday"

Really we have a Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program... Is that to enforce Violance? Why is is only enforced in the summer? Do they only pull over cars that are suspected of being potheads or is there something deeper?
And of course the one real question everyone one wants to know.... What caused the car to be pulled over?

Stay tuned to find out, or not... Whatever...

ricketzz: Posted: July 12, 2014 9:54 a.m.

The packaging looks very professional. Is the Sheriff working for the competition (i.e. Coors Molson)? Better they vape hash oil than smoke tobacco.

Why the traffic stop?

chefgirl358: Posted: July 12, 2014 1:22 p.m.

Thank you deps! I know all the pro pot folks on this site don't get it but the making of this stuff often explodes whole houses. It's as dangerous, if not more so than living next to a meth lab in terms of it blowing up.

DMeyer: Posted: July 12, 2014 1:34 p.m.


How does it affect you? I guess the same way I'm affected if a guy get arrested for beating his wife in Canyon Country.

It doesn't directly affect me at all, but it makes this a better world for all of us if the laws are being enforced.

stray: Posted: July 12, 2014 2:23 p.m.

@DM - "It makes this a better world for all of us if the laws are being enforced"

Please tell that to the buffoon on Pennsylvania Ave. If he enforced the law, our borders wouldn't be flooded with people carrying drugs into the US. There will always be methods of bringing drugs in, but start with the border and be serious about it! It will certainly curtail the amount of drugs available to our youth. THAT will be a positive thing!

laski: Posted: July 12, 2014 2:38 p.m.

Sure stray....we never had ANY drug problems when Bush was on Pennsylvania Ave...

Allan_Cameron: Posted: July 12, 2014 2:52 p.m.

The "war on drugs" has been won. By the illegal "drug industry".

Not long ago, a new method of smuggling cocaine was discovered. Some evil genius found a way to chemically combine cocaine with plastic, and then mold the resultant substance into any and all of the objects made from plastic.

Tooth brushes, lawn chairs, cell phone cases, plastic plates, you name it, could all be fashioned from this substance.

Once these objects have been smuggled with out incident (of course!) into our country, these plastic objects are then able to be "broken down", and the cocaine "freed" from the plastic.

There is no way to detect and stop this method.

Time to legalize all this crap, tax it, and most importantly, start a massive campaign to show that only pathetic losers use these substances.

stray: Posted: July 12, 2014 5:14 p.m.

@laski - "We never had ANY drug problems when Bush was on Pennsylvania Ave"

I never said that the drug problem did not exist when Bush was in office. But, what I am pointing out, is that IF OBOZO would enforce the laws - which are ALREADY in effect, he should secure the border - and THAT would certainly reduce the amount of drugs entering. Like I said previously, there will always be different methods of smuggling anything into this country. And, trust me, Bush would NEVER have allowed 65 thousand illegals now entering from Central and South America! And, it's NOT because Bush is not a compassionate person, because he was and still IS a firm believer in our Constitution and would enforce the laws. How can you say that about your present day Messiah ??? The truth will surface eventually, whereas we'll find out that Obozo authorized these illegals to enter. Your buffoon ignores EVERYTHING in the Constitution! He's a class-act A-1 arrogant jackass that won't even agree with our Supreme Court Justices on decisions where they outright state that he has not followed the law while using his Presidential Powers while ignoring the Congress... Bergdahl ring a bell ??? Exchange 5 dangerous terrorists for one Army deserter who put his fellow infantrymen in harms way looking for his loser a$$ !!! Yep, your Messiah.... What a complete jerk he is! Just keep on following your Messiah - his followers will wake up someday - but only God knows when that will happen. I'm sure it won't be anytime soon!

I stand on "Enforcing the existing laws" and we'll deal with the drug situation easier when the border is secured! Tell that to your egotistical, ignorant buffoon! And, NO, I don't EVER want street drugs legalized! We are already trailing behind other countries in education! We'll have even MORE stupid people in the streets of America! There are plenty of them around NOW! Just read the Signal posters comments!

DMeyer: Posted: July 12, 2014 8:18 p.m.

Good point Allan Cameron. Despite all of our attempts to rid ourselves of rapists and child molestors....they are still here, and obviously we can't stop it. So what should we do now, just legalize it and tax it? And of course we will start a massive campaign to show that only pathetic losers commit sex offenses.

Or here's a thought....maybe we should just try and make a difference. Realize that we will not stop all crime but if we can keep up the pressure to try and stop all criminal behavior instead of throwing in the towel we may just make this a better place for ourselves.

Allan_Cameron: Posted: July 13, 2014 12:23 a.m.

D. Meyer uses a common trick found in rhetoric and logic courses. Falsely compare one circumstance to another. Then assert that the two issues brought together in an analogy are comparable and have great similarity.

Then condemn issue one, based upon the defects found in falsely listed issue two.

Comparing child molestation with drug use is absurd. Of course, a public campaign to encourage kids who are raped by adults to not feel shame, and go ahead and report the monsters to police is a good idea, given the volume of rape of children.

Another moral outrage is the lack of criminal prosecution of the child rapists among priests and boy scout leaders. No wonder so many kid victims keep silent well into adulthood. The "perps" get away with it.

D. Meyer misses the issue completely, and ignores American History completely. Of course, the only thing we learn from history, is that we learn nothing from history.

America outlawed alcohol. The ban was in the constitution. The alcohol ban did this:

1. Allowed the formation of organized crime. This is a cancer with us to this instant.

2. Created a climate of contempt and cynicism for the rule of law.

3. Allowed an easily verified attitude of distrust for "officialdom".

The campaign that lead to an actual ban on alcohol nationwide is fascinating to study. The arguments against booze then mirror those against other drugs now, almost exactly.

Prohibition, based on clearly understood devastating effects of alcohol, was clearly an utter disaster. This lead to its repeal.

The repeal was utterly catastrophic for organized crime. These people are business men. Fool them once, societies achievement. Fool them twice, then they did not learn from their first defeat. They, of course, did learn, and quite well. (please see next post). Verbosity has crawled all over me.

Allan_Cameron: Posted: July 13, 2014 12:54 a.m.

The repeal of prohibition had along with it, only the most mild of anti alcohol campaigns. These were more than countered by all the multi-image messages in film, magazines, and more that booze was cool, and had many other benefits.

Those pro-alcohol messages are increasing, now that booze ads are ok on TV. (A terrible mistake, especially since no anti alcohol ads are permitted.)

The result of all the "pro alcohol" messages is that alcohol abuse has now become a raging epidemic among all age groups, teenagers NOT EXCLUDED.

We should know the power of a wide ranging campaign by now. We had one that was clearly working. As I mentioned above, the anti tobacco ads, mostly all masterpieces, were having dramatic effect. Tobacco use was declining sharply, especially among young people, even though the "campaigns" were never even close to "saturation". All this for a "legal product".

(Then the tobacco companies intervened at the supreme court, the campaigns were gutted and the declines in use, sure enough, began to reverse.)

As mentioned above, the 80 year old "war on drugs" has been won by the illegal drug industry. Time to try something new.

If we will only open our eyes, the history with tobacco, and with alcohol prohibition presents us with lessons it is time for us to learn.

The pot legalizations, certain to continue, need anti campaigns immediately.

Pot has every bit as many cancer causing chemicals in it when smoked, as does tobacco.

How truly effective are wide ranging campaigns in molding public sentiment?

How many muslims do you know and love?

DMeyer: Posted: July 13, 2014 1:45 a.m.

Talk about a long worthless diatribe.

I only read the first paragraph and immediately found the inability of Allan to comprehend what I said. Once I saw that, there was no use trying to go through the rest of his useless rant.

I never "compared" drug abuse to child molestation, nice try though. I merely mocked the absurd and overused "legalize it and tax it" logic we hear time and again from the pro drug lobby and applied it to a difference type of illegal activity so they can see how stupid that argument sounds.

I've heard that getting high impairs judgement and destroys brain cells. Maybe there is some validity to those claims.

zra: Posted: July 13, 2014 2:18 a.m.


Child molesters and rapists are predators. These people victimize others. That's a big difference from an individual choosing to ingest a drug by their own free will.

ricketzz: Posted: July 13, 2014 9:16 a.m.

Stray, is everything traceable back to Obama not pleasing you? We are talking weed here, like the Black Ops part of the government sells, (along with coke and smack) as a way to finance their skulduggery. If you put 100,000 agents within spitting distance of each other along the border stuff will still get across because statistically 2 or 3 thousand of those agents can be compromised. You can toss a duffel bag full of drugs 300 yards with a melon catapult. You can fly heroin and coke over with hobby drones. Free countries do not need walls and fences. We know they are useless.

DMeyer: Posted: July 13, 2014 11:06 a.m.


Sigh....., once again I never compared child molestors or rapist to drug addicts....geez. Looks like the last sentence of my previous post definitely has some credence.

Ok, I'll try one more time for the impaired out there. Just because laws do not work as well as we hoped they would doesn't mean we should now make that criminal behavior legal now and impose a tax on it. We should continue to try and stop and deter that criminal behavior. Just recognize the fact that there is no hope of ever eradicating all crimes but we can prevent and stop a good amount of it.

Using the pro drug abuse argument we can state that actually we have lost the war on crime. So we should just legalize all crime and tax it, right? See how stupid that point of view is??

zra: Posted: July 13, 2014 11:59 a.m.

This presupposes that you believe a drug like marijuana should have been illegal in the first place. I don't and many others don't as well. As a group we are more concerned with the black market side affects that always occur when we legislatively attempt to restrict the supply of product that is in demand, Much more so then we are of people potentially inflicting harm on themselves. Not everyone who smokes pot becomes a heroin addict, and in fact, very few do, and it's impossible for us to determine who ultimately will.

So when you make a comparison between the righteousness of legalizing marijuana because the policy has failed and that of dangerous predators because they still exist is a fallacy argument if you believe the existing law made no sense.

laski: Posted: July 13, 2014 12:06 p.m. off...he is not my messiah....never voted for him. You presume too much

stray: Posted: July 13, 2014 12:43 p.m.

@ricketzz - "Free countries do not need walls and fences. We know they are useless"

Really??? Yes the walls and fences ARE necessary - or simply put armed guards on the border in lieu of walls and fences! How else can a free country protect against {drug cartels, coyotes, gangs, terrorists} from entering ???

@ricketzz -"Is everything traceable back to Obama not pleasing you?

Please take an English Comprehension 101 class then you'll learn what I just wrote about. What I said in one sentence, took you a whole paragraph of useless rhetoric to rebut me. In my first post, my exact words were: "There will always be methods of bringing drugs in, but start with the border"

Btw, YOU, ricketzz, are the most critiqued poster the Signal has! Your sophomoric drivel is nothing less than boring to read. Here are THREE of your PAST senseless posts: (1) {ricketzz: Posted on: June 17, 2013 9:56 a.m. "The military, once a force for good, is now used to enforce the will of corporations, and is gearing up for war in the USA, against Americans"} (2) {ricketzz: Posted on 9-12-2013 - "9-11 was not a terrorist attack - It was a strategic move designed to ruin the USA, both financially and in spirit." (3) {ricketzz: Posted on July 7, 2014 stated: "I pray constantly that this whole mirage of "civilization" collapses…"}

Ricketzz, if you like, I can post many, many different posters' negative comments directed at YOU on many of the different threads you have posted on. Want me to post them ??? OK, I will...

{src: Posted: "Ricketzz - people don't simply use heroin because they can pass a drug test, that's a pretty asinine statement."} {DMeyer: Posted: July 23, 2013 10:35 a.m. @ricketzz "You truly are one of the most uninformed posters on this site. Do you just make stuff up and think people will believe you?} {Dumbounded:Posted: July 24, 2013 11:12 a.m. "Is the cause of your incredibly insensitive comment self inflicted? Why don't you realize that not every toilet thought that passes through your head needs to be memorialized on the pages of the Signal."} {Dumbounded Posted: 9-23-13 -"Ricketzz, you are lower than low. The Signal's TOS doesn't allow me to say what I really think of you"} {underwater Posted on: 5-23-14 "Ricketzz sounds like a liberal eco-nut with no common sense."}

You're welcome to come back and bash me anytime you like ricketzz...

DMeyer: Posted: July 13, 2014 4:36 p.m.


So it's ok to disregard whatever laws someone deems should have never been implemented in the first place? You realize that some of the posters here on this site advocate for ALL drugs to be legalized and taxed. After all is it fair to legalize pot for the stoners but continue to criminalize meth and heroin? Doesn't seem fair to the tweakers and the opiate addicts, does it? Do you really want to continue to criminalize their choice of drug use as long as you get to use yours without being criminalized?

It is an interesting rationalization though. I notice that some other groups who don't like the laws prohibiting their actions use the same logic.

Again, I am only questioning the ridiculous "legalize it and tax it" argument we hear from the druggies, I am not comparing their crimes to other crimes.

DMeyer: Posted: July 13, 2014 10:26 p.m.

This pos was just convicted for horrific crimes against children. He was smoking pot laced with PCP before he went on his rampage.

Unreal: Posted: July 14, 2014 3:58 p.m.

Pot in all forms will be legal for adults soon in most states. There is no stopping it. Just like you can buy beer or whisky you will be able to buy pot, hash or hash oil.

If this freaks you out too much, just take a drink, or smoke a bowl and you will feel better. Whatever floats your boat.

Just make sure you don't drink and drive or smoke and drive.

ricketzz: Posted: July 15, 2014 9:46 a.m.

NAMBLA is fake. When people smoke PCP they sprinkle it on pot, as a means to smoke it in a joint. The PCP is what makes peoples' flesh crawl, not the weed. DMeyer talks like a cop. Izaat right? Yes, Ma'm.

If kids suspect you don't know what you are talking about,because what you say doesn't match their experience, your cred is shot forever. They will mock you. This is dangerous of course for several reasons. Kids don't know everything but they know a phony when they see one. Try to understand, but don't claim things they know are distorted or otherwise not straight up.

DMeyer: Posted: July 15, 2014 10:02 a.m.


You are no doubt speaking from experience...

Your cred was shot long ago and you've been mocked for quite awhile now, not by kids, but by intelligent adults who have continuously shook their heads when they read your nonsensical posts.

But please continue to contribute, I actually look forward to seeing your point of view, it's quite entertaining to see how far out there you really are.

chefgirl358: Posted: July 16, 2014 11:12 a.m.

So to all of you pro pot folks...let me ask you, do you really not care if YOUR kids smoke pot? You don't worry about people getting lung cancer, emphysema, COPD and related diseases?

I just can't wrap my head around the fact that you wouldn't care if your kids used drugs, if not because of the drug itself, I would think you would at least be against it because of the health issues it can cause, just like smoking ANYTHING will do.

stray: Posted: July 16, 2014 11:47 a.m.

@DM - "ricketzz, it's quite entertaining to see how far out there you really are"

LMAO! I love it when intelligent people tell it like it is!

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