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Six Years Behind Bars for Man Responsible for Explosion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man who was burned in an explosion caused by combustible materials used to illegally make marijuana oil has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

The Oregon U.S. Attorney’s Office says Eric Scully of Cottage Grove was sentenced Thursday after previously pleading guilty to endangering human life and illegally possessing and manufacturing marijuana.

He was also ordered to forfeit personal property used in his crimes, which includes a truck, trailer, and over $25,000 in cash.

Scully was treated for serious burns after a butane honey oil explosion at a storage facility in Cottage Grove in November 2017.

Prosecutors say federal agents searched the facility, finding a sophisticated and unlicensed hash oil extraction lab.

At the time of the explosion, Scully was on federal supervision after a 2016 money laundering conviction.


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