Atascadero hash lab blows while toddler home

February 15, 2015

hash1A 1-year-old child came away uninjured from a fire caused by a hash oil lab explosion in an Atascadero home.

The toddler is now in the custody of San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services, and the child’s father is in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $500,000 bail. Officers also arrested the mother, according to the Atascadero Police Department.

Police and firefighters responded to the house at 8850 El Camino Real at 10:34 p.m. Friday. They found that the residents had extinguished the fire and restricted it to the kitchen area.

Both Kevin Manhart, 34, and Danielle Manhart, 23, suffered minor burns on their arms. Officers arrested Kevin Manhart for manufacturing a controlled substance and for child endangerment.

Police just charged Danielle Manhart with child endangerment. She is no longer in custody, according the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office website.

Atascadero police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Earlier this month, a Los Osos man suffered severe burns in a fire caused by another hash lab explosion. The burned suspect in the Los Osos case was convicted in 2010 of manufacturing oil in an incident that sparked a fire and injured an 11-year-old boy.



  1. topper01 says:

    Legalize Marijuana, they said. Make California a safer place, they said.

    Thank you stoners for making California a safer place for our children!

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  2. Russ J says:

    F-ing idiots. Why is smoking a bowl of the gnarliest bud not enough? How high do ya gotta go?

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    • zaphod says:

      allows the user to smoke a whole bud in one toke
      ,efficient inebriation.

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  3. willieslo says:

    All that glitter is not gold.
    Honest people spend money to empress other they don’t really like (Will Rogers).
    Dishonest, Greedy people borrow or spend money to empress those they intend to snare.
    Society is in more debt now than in 2008.

    California is NOT a right to work state.
    Half the “nation” has been incarcerated, on probation or parole.
    Many people employed both in government and private industry experience unfairness and let go of for one reason or another.
    Personnel and criminal records go a long way – a lifetime and hinders a second chance unless they can kiss butt really good or lose face going to a shopping center and begging for money with their child.
    For a lessor educated who cannot afford to re-educate such as a struggling young couple with a baby, things like this can happen.
    Perhaps for them socialism or communism is better way.

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    • willieslo says:

      It would not surprise me that the parent are users of their own product to treat their hopelessness, anxiety, worries, depression and sell to the same.
      Politicians has already decide their fate.

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    • achillesheal says:

      Then ship them off to Siberia.

      Many people experience unfairness. Are you for real. Grow a pair son. Life is hard. You build your life’s resume every day with the decisions you make. The winners understand that. Losers beg govt to even the score, but it can never be made fair.

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  4. Sebastes says:

    Read the safety data sheet folks. Have a copy available for anyone in the area. Use explosion proof equipment and ventilation. Better yet, do everyone a favor, and don’t do it.

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  5. Maxfusion says:

    Wow, and this after I listed the ways to NOT blow up yourself, your family, or your neighbors. Obviously, she doesn’t follow CCN news. Oh by the way Danielle, I don’t believe that Mensa invitation will be in your mailbox anytime soon.

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  6. obispan says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; “Hash Lab Explosion” would be a great band name.

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  7. Downtown Bob says:

    So, in the case of communism the products that are the best are available? How did that work for Cuba or Russia?

    Reminds me of a guy that is successful being in a relationship with a much less well off person, maybe even vulnerable, so they can impose their will upon them and they will be subservient to them in a sick twisted way. Like a business owner that dates a gas station clerk.

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    • mkaney says:

      I wasn’t at all promoting Communism or singing its praises. I was merely stating that the free market is based off of observations, it is not some grand design that people think will solve all problems, it is REALITY. I am totally a proponent of the free market it, that is accepting reality and understanding it, as opposed to trying to control everything (because, as observation shows, that does not work).

      Under communism, the BEST products available are those on the black market!

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    • mkaney says:

      And by the way, what is wrong with someone that is successful being in a relationship with a much less well off person? I guess that would apply if the well off person used money in that way, and the gas station clerk was motivated by the money. Not everyone suffers from the money worshiping disease that appears to cloud your understanding of people and relationships. I don’t even think my mother had a job when she met my dad, when we were kids she worked part time as a florist. Does this make their relationship some sick subservient thing? You need help.

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  8. mkaney says:

    This is what happens when you mess with the free market. Demand creates supply, period. When you suppress the supply you merely shift the curve and force the equilibrium to occur at a higher cost (and not just financially). Unlike something like Communism, the market is not based on a design but an observation. Its mechanisms occur even within a communist or socialist society. So you can try to battle it all you want, all you will do ultimately do is increase the costs to everyone.

    The legalization of drugs is not some new “liberal” idea, prohibition was the radical experiment, and it has failed.

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