Honey-Oil Distributor Convicted

Posted: April 05, 2018

Honey-Oil Distributor Convicted


On February 8, 2018, Michael Ryan Wills, age 30, pled to a violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11360,  Importing and/or Selling Marijuana across State Lines. Wills also pled to Health and Safety Code Section 11379.6, "Manufacturing of Concentrated Cannabis, to wit Butane Honey-Oil." 

The investigation giving rise to the charges against Wills was conducted by United States Postal Inspectors and the El Dorado Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force.  In a coordinated investigation, this team was able to track packages of concentrated cannabis Wills intended to ship all over the United States.  The investigators also discovered that Wills was operating a Butane Honey-Oil lab out of his home.  Butane Honey-Oil is a form of concentrated cannabis manufactured through an extremely volatile extraction process involving butane.

The defendant was sentenced to 2 years in County Prison pursuant to Penal Code § 1170(h) followed by 5 years Mandatory Community Supervision by the Honorable Judge Mark A. Ralphs.  Deputy District Attorney Ashley Colivas prosecuted the case.