Crime

June 13, 2014

Police find hash oil lab in Modesto home, arrest 2

Officers responding to a residential burglary in west Modesto discovered a hash oil lab at the home Thursday afternoon.

Officers responding to a residential burglary in west Modesto discovered a hash oil lab at the home Thursday afternoon.

The burglars were gone when Modesto police officers arrived at the home in the 1000 block of Arboleda Drive, said Sgt. Lance Nicolai. Officers went inside to do a security check of the home and found evidence of hash oil manufacturing.

The patrol officers called in detectives from the department’s narcotics enforcement team, and while they waited for a judge to sign a search warrant, the residents came home.

Steven Ice, 53, and Sandra Stallone, 59, were detained while officers searched the home.

MNET Officer Chris Adams said they found about 2 pounds of dried and processed marijuana, Vicodin and an ounce of hash oil, as well as evidence of the manufacturing of hash oil and sales of marijuana.

Ice and Stallone were arrested on suspicion of manufacturing hash oil, possession of a marijuana for sale and conspiracy.

Ice also faces charges of possessing a controlled substance and committing a felony while out on bail, which raised his $250,000 bail for manufacturing to $300,000, Adams said.

Ice was on bail from an October 2011 arrest for drug and weapons charges including cultivation of marijuana and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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