UPDATE: Butane, Drugs at Home That Exploded

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- An official says thousands of butane canisters, an assault rifle and bags of marijuana were found at a home that exploded in Michigan.

Police say the home destroyed Sunday in Washtenaw County County's Ypsilanti Township, east of Ann Arbor, was part of a marijuana trafficking investigation that included four Michigan counties.

Authorities say three people survived the explosion. Township Fire Marshal Vic Chevrette tells AnnArbor.com investigators discovered hundreds of boxes containing 15-ounce canisters of butane, which is being investigated as a possible cause of the explosion.He says the rifle, drugs and a pit bull were found.

State police say they're working on the 7-month investigation with others. They say they executed 25 search warrants Monday and seized more than $221,000 in cash, 736 marijuana plants and eight guns.

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