Pasco man arrested in drug-making explosion that killed 2 dogs

Steven Brown turned himself in on September 19, 2016. (Pasco County Sheriff)
Steven Brown turned himself in on September 19, 2016. (Pasco County Sheriff)

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – The man Pasco County deputies say blew up his house while trying to make marijuana wax has turned himself in.

Deputies say Steven Brown, 24, turned himself in on Monday after the September 3rd explosion at his Port Richey home. Deputies say after the fire, Brown then grabbed his drugs and fled the home, leaving his two caged dogs to die in the fire. A 1-year-old child was in the house at the time, but luckily was not injured.

Deputies filed 12 warrants on September 9th for Brown’s arrest including: Possession of a Place for Purposes of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, arson, Felonious Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Suboxone, Possession of Oxycodone, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Manufacture of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with intent to sell, Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. That same day, deputies say Brown fled from a traffic stop while driving a white 2016 Kia Optima EX.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says this is the first explosion caused by marijuana wax or butane hash in the county. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s