Hillsborough fire lieutenant accused of creating cannabis oil at fire station

A Hillsborough County fire lieutenant is accused of trying to make cannabis oil inside a fire station.

On Monday, deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year-old Tavoris Allen. Officials said a witness found a “botanical extractor device” at the county’s fire station in Plant City, located at 5302 Thonotosassa Road. 

Detectives said they found he machine, which contained liquid and two marijuana plants that were in the process of being converted into the homemade cannabis oil. They said Allen admitted it all belonged to him.

Allen faces a drug charge and was released from jail after posting bond early Tuesday morning. Hillsborough County fire officials said Allen was placed on administrative leave with pay during an internal investigation.