Suspect Arrested in Union City for Fremont Drug Lab Explosion

Ryan Horrigan, 20, was burned in the explosion last October. (Photo: Alameda County)
Ryan Horrigan, 20, was burned in the explosion last October. (Photo: Alameda County)
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hash oil drug lab explosion that injured him and another person in Fremont last October, police said Monday.

On Wednesday, Fremont police arrested 20-year-old Ryan Horrigan following a months-long investigation into an explosion on Oct. 11, 2013, in the garage of a home in the 4200 block of Canfield Drive.

The blast burned Horrigan and a juvenile who was in the home at the time of the incident.

Officers secured a warrant for Horrigan's arrest last week and located him at a residence in the 6000 block of Joaquin Murrieta Avenue in Newark.

Police said Horrigan was taken into custody without incident on suspicion of manufacturing drugs and narcotics and a probation violation.

"This incident is a reminder of the extreme dangers and consequences that come with the operation of drug labs, including hash oil conversion labs where oil from marijuana is extracted with the use of highly flammable butane fuel," Fremont police Sgt. Eric Tang said.

--By Bay City News


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