If you run a marijuana extraction lab out of a rented home, beware.

We know dabs, shatter and wax are all the rage because of their potency and portability. But after reading this story you’ll have to ask if it’s worth it.

Sean Paul McErlane, 40, was just sentenced to two years in California state prison after he set a rented home on fire via an extraction lab fire, the L.A. County D.A.’s office says.

He “pleaded no contest to one felony count of recklessly causing fire to an inhabited structure,” according to a statement from the D.A.

His residence at 4th Street and Dawson Ave in Long Beach went up in flames following a butane honey oil extraction process, prosecutors said.

McErlane was selling the product to dispensaries, they said. According to the D.A.’s statement:

On March 17, 2014, McErlane left the residence and went to a nearby bar when he heard a boom. At that point, the defendant realized the home was on fire.

The defendant rushed home to save his dog and burned his hand in the process, prosecutors said.

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Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He's a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor's recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out: raul@the420times.com

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