Twin Peaks Man Arrested For Operating A THC Extraction Lab

By G. T. Houts


Twin Peaks, CA – On July 22, Deputy K. Bush from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Twin Peaks Station went to 892 Strawberry Peak Lane in Twin Peaks to serve a felony arrest warrant for a fugitive. He attempted to make contact at the residence but noticed items that were consistent with a THC extraction lab. Deputy Bush opted not to attempt contact at the time and requested the assistance from the Sheriff’s Department Gangs/Narcotics Division.

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team and Clandestine Lab Team served a search warrant at the residence. Inside, they found evidence of a THC extraction operation. In the residence were three suspects, Ryan Michael Parker age 30, resident of Twin Peaks, Chad Robert Freed, age 30, resident of San Bernardino and Jose Mata, age 23, resident of Rialto. The three men were arrested.

Personnel of the San Bernardino county fire District and HAZMAT responded to the scene because of the dangerous circumstances and potential for an explosion or fire. Investigators found evidence to suggest the manufacturing of concentrated cannabis, referred to as Wax, Shatter, Dabs or (Butane) Honey Oil was occurring at the residence.  The illegal operation was capable of making several pounds of product.

The investigation is ongoing. It will be sent to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for review of criminal charges against the suspect(s). Parker was booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino for charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance and an outstanding felony drug warrant from Riverside County. Freed and Mata were also booked for charges of Sales of Concentrated Cannabis /Marijuana. They will appear in court at a later date.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909) 387-8400.