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Two arrested at alleged hash oil lab in Petaluma

A 20-year-old Petaluma man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of operating a hash oil lab on his property.

Dean Parker was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on a charge of illegally manufacturing drugs, according to a police news release.

Detectives discovered the lab while conducting searches of people on probation. In a shed on Parker’s property, police said, they found lab equipment, a residual amount of hash oil and about a half-pound of marijuana, from which hash oil is made.

At Parker’s property, detectives also contacted Tyler Fritts, 20, of Petaluma and arrested him on an outstanding narcotics warrant, police said. By Thursday night, Parker was no longer in custody and presumably had been released, while Fritts was being held without bail, a jail spokesman said.

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