Tustin police arrest 7 after discovery of marijuana oil extraction lab

Authorities discovered a suspected drug lab at the Rancho Alisal Apartments in the 13800 block of Parkcenter Lane in Tustin Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

Seven people were arrested Sunday after night after police discovered a suspected marijuana oil extraction lab inside an apartment in Tustin.

Authorities responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Rancho Alisal Apartments in the 13800 block of Parkcenter Lane around 10 p.m.

During the investigation, Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright said officers confirmed there was a lab currently operating inside the apartment.

At least 18 apartments were temporarily evacuated while hazmat crews removed the flammable chemicals and dismantled the lab. The residents were let back in after police determined the building was safe.

One dog was located inside the apartment and removed by officials with Orange County Animal Control.

Seven suspects were arrested for various violations including manufacturing an illegal drug extraction lab and animal endangerment. The suspects include Thomas Morgan, 30, of Tustin, Kyle Kramer, 26, of Tustin, Adrianna Kruk, 25, of Tustin, Zachary Hawkins, 24, of Odenton, Fla., Steven Dinger, 26, of Rotonda West, Fla., Christopher Origlio, 25, of Crofton, Md., and Robert Chappell, 33, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information was asked to contact the Tustin Police Department at (714) 573-3200.
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