Residential burglary investigation leads to discovery of honey oil lab in Riverside storage unit

Matthew Corn was arrested on suspicion of running a honey oil lab in a storage unit in Riverside. Photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

A honey oil lab was discovered in a storage unit in Riverside during a search warrant on March 3.

On February 18 at 1:15 a.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 18000 block of Gentian Avenue in the unincorporated area of Riverside County. The Perris Station Robbery and Burglary Suppression Team (RBST) assumed the investigation and located a suspicious vehicle registered to Matthew Corn, 39.

Corn was on PRCS probation and was recently arrested by the Riverside Police Department on an unrelated charge, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department said.

On March 3, RBST authored a search warrant for Corn’s vehicle and storage unit in Riverside. The victim’s property was located in the vehicle and storage unit, authorities said. RBST also located a small honey oil lab in the storage unit. Corn was arrested and booked into the Southwest Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Investigator Rooker at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Perris Station at 951-210-1000.


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