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Explosion at Edmond Apartment Leads Police to Marijuana
EDMOND, OK-- What one man claimed was an explosion over a skillet of chicken tenders turns into a pot bust at the Sunset Ridge Apartments in Edmond. Several neighbors called 911 after hearing a loud boom Sunday afternoon.
"I thought that somebody could have been making drugs or something," said Leonard Royston, who lives at Sunset Ridge.
Derek Hofford remained silent as Edmond Police took him in for questioning. Hofford first told officers he was trying to refill a lighter with a can of butane as he cooked lunch. He said this caused the explosion.
"I don't think that it's illegal," said Jenny Monroe, a spokesperson for Edmond Police.
The explosion blew out several windows in Hofford's unit, Monroe says as officers combed through Hofford's apartment, his story did not add up with the evidence. Hofford later admitted he was cooking hash oil, a concentrated form of cannabis.
"You really don't know your neighbors, you really don't," said Royston.
Edmond Police say Hofford now faces charges of manufacturing drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Monroe says he suffered some minor injuries during the explosion.
"He has burns on his face and his hands," she explained.
No one else was hurt in the explosion, most of the damage was contained to Hofford's apartment.
"Nobody else it looks like has any damage in their apartments," said Monroe, "and the management of the complex has been called so they're aware."
Edmond Police expect to file formal complaints against Hofford on Monday.
Posted: Monday, March 11 2013, 06:11 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes
May 25, 2013 10:08 GMT
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind. He says the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
Obama says that, above all, the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
In the Republican address, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thanks the nation for its prayers and support following Monday's deadly tornado in his home state. He recalls past natural and man-made disasters in Oklahoma and says that while the state was hard hit, "we're not knocked out."
Obama's address: http://www.whitehouse.gov Republican address: http://www.youtube.com/gopweeklyaddress
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