’Elaborate’ THC lab found in Conroe – Chron.com


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.

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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.



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