A Los Alamos man will not face drug charges connected to an explosion that happened inside the bathroom of a Los Alamos apartment at Caballo Peak Apartments May 9.
Brothers Juan Gonzales and Joseph Gonzales were inside the apartment when the explosion blew out the apartment windows and caused the evacuation of several residents.
Police speculate that explosion was attributed to the making of “marijuana wax” in the bathroom of the apartment.
“Upon investigation of the residence, it was determined that the cause of the explosion was due to Mr. Joseph Gonzales igniting a large amount of butane while in the process of manufacturing marijuana wax,” LAPD Joseph Robinson said in a report filed with Los Alamos County Magistrate Court.
Joseph Gonzales has not been charged with any crimes related to the incident.
Joseph Gonzales was the only person injured in the explosion. Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are continuing to investigate Joseph Gonzales.
The explosion severely injured Joseph Gonzales, who was taken to an area hospital. He is currently being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Los Alamos Police Department.