New Brunswick

Fire prevention officers warn of explosions from drug 'shatter'

New Brunswick has seen two explosions recently from the process of making a drug known as "shatter," says the New Brunswick Association of Fire Prevention Officers.

Two explosions resulting from people making the potent pot extract in New Brunswick, says association

New Brunswick has seen two explosions recently from the process of making a drug known as "shatter," says the New Brunswick Association of Fire Prevention Officers.

The organization tweeted the information on Wednesday.

Shatter is a potent pot extract that gives users a powerful high.

It is a concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that produces a high.

Shatter can contain 70 to 80 per cent THC, compared to the five-to-eight per cent of a typical marijuana joint.

The marijuana-based drug known as shatter, pictured here, is described as looking like toffee. (Stratford Police Service)
The drug is produced in smooth, clear sheets that look like toffee.

The tweet by the NBFPOA doesn't state where the explosions occured in New Brunswick. 

On Feb. 21, six people were forced from their home in Sussex after a small explosion and fire.

Two 23-year-old men had severe burns to their hands and one apartment in the building was extensively damaged.

Clandestine lab experts were called in to investigate the possibility the explosion might be linked to the production of drugs.

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