Moorpark Arson of Inhabited Structure and Illicit Hashish Lab
6/9/2011 8:58:00 PM
Nature of Incident: Arson of an Inhabitated Structure, Manufacturing a Controlled Substance and Child Abuse
Location: 4200 Block of Cedarpine Lane, Moorpark
Date & Time/ RB#: June 9, 2011
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Combined Agency Narcotic Task Force (VCAT)
On June 9, 2011, at approximately 1:30 A.M., deputies from the Moorpark Police Station and firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department were dispatched to a fire at a residence in the 4200 block of Cedarpine Lane, Moorpark.
Once the fire was extinguished, Arson Investigators from the Sheriff's Office and Frire Department, along with deputies at the location discovered that the residents were in the process of manufacturing concentrated marijuana (i.e., honey oil) when the explosion occurred. The explosion caused the ensuing fire which damage most of the residence.
At the time of the explosion and subsequent fire, there were four people inside the residence. Travis Seymour, his wife Lindsey Seymour and their 3-year-old child all live at the residence. Matthew Anderson was a guest at the residence and was assisting with the honey oil manufacturing. As a result of the fire, Travis Seymour and Matthew Anderson sustained serious burn injuries and were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
Narcotic investigator's from the Ventura County Combined Agency Task Force (VCAT) and the Sheriff's East County Street Team were called to the scene to assist in processing the marijuana extraction lab. The California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) also responded to assist in processing the crime scene.
Child Protective Services was contacted and responded to check the well being of the child. No arrests were made at this time and the investigation is continuing. Evidence found at the residence suggests the suspects were manufacturing the honey oil for the purpose of selling it.
Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Robert Thomas
Follow-up Contact: Sergeant Robert Thomas @ 383-8710
Date of Release: June 9, 2011
Approved By: Captain Tim Hagel
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003