Wexford Co. Sheriff’s Office Finds Evidence of Hash Oil Lab After Explosion at Mesick Motel

An investigation is underway after an explosion at a Mesick motel Friday night.

The Mushroom Cap Motel in Mesick has been open for around 50 years.

The Springville Township Fire Department chief tells 9&10 News that there was an explosion there Friday night around 10.

Chief Gary Jewett says several rooms were damaged in the explosion and one person was sent to the hospital.

That person was taken to a hospital in Southwest Michigan and is expected to be OK.

He says there were others in the motel at the time, but no one else was hurt.

The Wexford County Sheriff’s Office says they found evidence of a suspected butane hash oil lab.

The incident is under investigation.

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