A Carrboro man who was put on probation in December for marijuana possession was arrested early Friday and charged with manufacturing hash oil.
Police said in an arrest warrant that when they stopped Masaya Tanabe, 19, of 107 Hanford Road at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Triangle Drive, he had “honey butane,” Pyrex dishes, glass cookware and glass jars with marijuana residue.
Honey butane is a name for a wax-like substance made by using butane fuel to extract the active drug components of marijuana, according to government websites.
Wake County and state Division of Adult Correction records show that Tanabe was convicted Dec. 23 of felony possession of marijuana and given a suspended sentence with a year’s probation.
Raleigh police had arrested him last March 4 on charges of possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for drugs and cocaine possession.
Garner police arrested him Aug. 27 on warrants charging possession with intent to sell or distribute, maintaining a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia a week earlier.
Tanabe was first arrested in 2013 on charges of possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, maintaining a vehicle and resisting an officer.
Raleigh police who arrested Tanabe on Friday also charged him with driving while his license was revoked.
A magistrate set Tanabe’s bail at $17,000, and he was being held for a court appearance later Friday.