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Police: Child removed from home where man was extracting marijuana oil

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A 2-year-old was removed from a home that was described as having an overwhelming chemical smell due to the child's father producing homemade marijuana oil, according to deputies.

Marion County deputies, along with the Department of Human Services, responded to the 21000 block of Cole Lane Northeast near Aurora at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The Aurora Fire Department, Oregon State Police Bomb Squad and the Marion County District Attorney's Office became involved in the investigation, as well.

Investigators said Derick Scott, 24, was extracting marijuana oil while his 2-year-old child was in the home with him.

Scott was arrested on charges of producing homemade extracts, endangering the welfare of a minor and reckless endangering. All the charges are misdemeanors.

The child was put into protective custody and taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

Deputies said the extraction of marijuana oil is a potentially explosive process that can lead to death. The process is also highly regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports producing and possessing homemade marijuana extract is still illegal under Oregon law, even though recreational marijuana is now legal in the state.  

"The Marion County District Attorney's Office has always and will continue to prioritize marijuana cases that impact the health and safety of children," said District Attorney Walt Beglau.

Scott is due back in court Jan. 11, 2016. 

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