Hash Oil Production Lands Man Behind Bars

Matthew Bacon Arrested After Causing Explosion in Isla Vista Apartment

Saturday, February 16, 2013
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A man authorities said was making hashish oil from marijuana plants when an explosion caused a flash fire in Isla Vista in December pleaded to manufacturing hash oil plus the use of a deadly weapon, which makes the charge a strike, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Mary Barron.

As part of his plea, Mathew Bacon will be on five years of probation, serve 90 days in jail, and spend one year in a residential treatment program, said Barron, who dismissed an arson charge.

The flash fire was out by the time firefighters arrived to the apartment around 9 p.m. on December 8. There was moderate damage to the kitchen, and the windows and a sliding glass door has been blown out, according to fire department officials. Bacon received hospital treatment for minor burns to his face and arm.


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Does anyone smell Bacon?

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
February 16, 2013 at 1:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You didn't have these kinds of problems when the dispensaries were open.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
February 16, 2013 at 1:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How do drug dealers feel about re-legalizing drugs?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
February 16, 2013 at 5:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Use of a deadly weapon?" What's up with that? Heck almost anything can be considered a "deadly weapon" depending on the intent of the user. More DA over-charging again?

art (anonymous profile)
February 17, 2013 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm with art. Hell, my sharp wit has been known to slay people. :-)

SezMe (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2013 at 2:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hash oil. How quaint. Try potatoes next time, Fry'nstein.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2013 at 1:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SezMe, states he's a Deadly Weapon!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
February 19, 2013 at 9:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Once again.. you make hash oil OUTSIDE, or you better have a really good hood.

I can't believe he is getting a strike for this, absolutely insane. Whoever decided that is more dangerous than this Bacon guy, imo. Maybe after some societal re-organization it will be those who attempt to control others who end up in prison.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
February 19, 2013 at 11:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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