A chip of shatter hash made using "BHO" butane hash oil extraction. (Joe Amon, Denver Post file)

Pit bull bite leads cops to hash-oil operation near Telluride

The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hash oil operation discovered after a pit bull bit the groin of one of the people in the home Tuesday afternoon.

The sheriff, along with the Telluride Fire Department Hazmat Team, responded to a residence outside of Telluride, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

A deputy responding to the call for the bite found butane bottles, several trays of suspected hash oil and other possibly hazardous materials on the site, according to the release.

The victim was taken to a hospital.

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His condition was unknown.

“These marijuana oil extraction operations are extremely dangerous, hazardous to emergency responders, the occupants of the house and the neighborhood,” Sheriff Bill Masters said in a news release.

“Still there is some debate by our legal advisors if the operations are in fact illegal.”

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