2 arrested in hash oil manufacturing bust in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Two people were arrested and 26 others detained after police received an anonymous tip about a suspected drug manufacturing plant in Pasadena.

Police received a call at about 2:30 p.m. Monday about a strong marijuana smell and people smoking marijuana in front of a business.

Police served search warrants at two adjacent businesses in the 2500 block of Nina Street.

Jeffrey Raber, 39, of Whittier, and Mark Piesner, 43, of Calabasas, were arrested for manufacturing hash oil, but were later released on $75,000 bail.

Raber told police he had permission to produce botanical medicine.

All 26 employees detained during the investigation were released.
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