Narcotics detectives with the Conroe Police Department on Monday uncovered a lab they say was producing marijuana wax, the first known workshop of its kind in Montgomery County.
Thomas Patrick Bryce, 51, a resident of the Conroe home where the lab was found, is being charged with three felonies. Two of these are first-degree felonies: possession of a controlled substance, including drugs with no medicinal value, more than 400 grams, and manufacturing more than 400 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Bryce was charged with a second-degree felony for possession of a controlled substance, THC, between 1 and 4 grams.
While executing a search warrant at Bryce’s home on the 14000 block of McCombs Road in Conroe, detectives accompanied by Conroe PD SWAT and Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constable’s deputies, found large quantities of high potency THC wax and food products, according to Conroe Police. Describing the butane hydrocarbon gas-based lab as “elaborate,” Conroe PD stated raw marijuana was being synthesized into the THC.
The kind of products being made at this “elaborate” lab, Conroe PD stated, are typically shipped from other states. As such, Conroe PD is deeming this a unique workshop in the county.
Bryce is being held at the Montgomery County Jail, according to jail records from Monday afternoon.