Bulletin Staff Report

A 48-year-old Redmond man was sentenced to 120 days in federal prison and three years supervised release for illegally manufacturing hash oil at his home, which led to an explosion in December 2016.

William E. Wild, Sr. was sentenced Wednesday in Eugene’s U.S. District Court.

According to court documents, law enforcement responded to Wild’s home on Dec. 12, 2016 where an explosion occurred in a detached garage. Wild used the garage to illegally manufacture butane hash oil. The force of the explosion blew out the garage door, court records say.

Wild told investigators he had been smoking a cigarette near the hash oil lab at the time.

Investigators searched Wild’s house and seized 57 marijuana plants, scales, packaging materials, containers, ledgers containing drug amounts, debts and receipts, about $20,000 in cash and several pipe bombs in Wild’s home.

Wild and his 18-year-old daughter suffered burns and smoke inhalation and were transported by ambulance from the home. Wild’s daughter was later intubated and flown by air-ambulance to Portland for treatment.

Wild pleaded guilty in August to one count of endangering human life. A restitution hearing is scheduled for February 2019.

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