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Deputies discover butane oil lab in Goleta

Posted at 10:41 PM, Mar 20, 2019

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies said they discovered a butane honey oil lab inside the garage of a Goleta home during a probation search on Monday.

They said detectives examined the lab and determined it was not active.

After the home in the 6200 block of Covington Way was deemed safe, deputies said they continued their search and found ammunition located inside the garage near the lab.

During the course of the investigation, they said they determined 18-year-old Alan Castillo of Goleta was believed to be responsible for butane honey oil lab and the ammunition. Castillo was later located in the area of Padova Drive and Alpine Drive in Goleta.

He was taken into custody, without incident, on suspicion of manufacturing of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Castillo was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail where he is being held without bail because of his probation violation.