NARCOTICS BUREAU SHUTS DOWN LARGE-SCALE BLACK MARKET MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA

Wednesday, 11 October 2023 13:24

NARCOTICS BUREAU SHUTS DOWN LARGE-SCALE BLACK MARKET MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA Featured

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On Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, Agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) served a Search Warrant at a large marijuana farm in Love County tied to an investigation into black market marijuana trafficking. OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says operators of the Harvesting Valley LLC. farm at 25720 Batson Road, Burneyville, Oklahoma have been cultivating and trafficking large quantities of marijuana onto the black market.

“OBN Agents have conducted undercover purchases of marijuana from the operators of this grow facility. These defendants have ties to the targets of a marijuana trafficking investigation OBN conducted in 2022 that shut down Big Buddha farm in Wilson, Oklahoma.” ---OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward

Woodward says Agents on Tuesday seized 45,335 marijuana plants, over 700 pounds of processed marijuana and made one arrest. Additional arrests are expected as this investigation moves forward. Woodward says Agents also found unsanitary living conditions and fire hazards that jeopardize the health and safety of the workers at the facility. OBN Director Donnie Anderson says OBN will continue to aggressively pursue criminal trafficking organizations operating in Oklahoma.

“Over the past two years, my agency has created full-time Marijuana Enforcement Teams that have targeted not only the criminal organizations that operate these farms, but also those entities that commit fraud to obtain medical marijuana business licenses for these criminals.” ---OBN Director Donnie Anderson

Since 2021, OBN has served over 800 Search Warrants, made more than 200 arrests, and seized nearly 700,000 pounds of marijuana as part of investigations into businesses operating with a license obtained by fraud, trafficking marijuana onto the black market, or both. If you have information about criminal drug activity, you can anonymously report it to OBN at 1-800-522-8031.

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