Police ID victims of hashish lab explosion
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg police have released the names of the three people injured in an explosion Monday in a downtown motel room.
Roseburg police and fire crews were called to the Douglas Inn on SE Stephens Street just before 2:00 p.m., to the report of an explosion that destroyed the room and damaged another.
"Evidence indicates that they were probably making hashish in the room and using some type of an accelerant along with the marijuana, trying to extract the THC out of that, and that accelerant exploded while they were in the room," Dunbar said on Monday.
Officials say Charles Edward Shipp, 48, April Dawn Shipp, 21, and Thomas William Diefel, 29. all of Roseburg, were taken to Mercy Medical Center, where all three were treated and released.
Roseburg Police Sgt. Aaron Dunbar says that once the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team finishes their investigation, the case will be sent to a grand jury.
No word yet on the dollar amount of damage caused by the blast.