Oklahoma enforcement agents seize 36 tons of illegal marijuana
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has announced one of the largest marijuana seizures in the state’s history, conducted by the Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF).
On November 9, approximately 72,000 pounds of illegal marijuana were discovered in a Wagoner County metal barn. The OCTF, formed this year by Attorney General Gentner Drummond to target illegal marijuana operations, led the operation with support from Homeland Security Investigations, the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
Phil Bacharach, the attorney general’s office communications director, stated that no arrests have been made, but the investigation continues.
Robert Melton, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for the Dallas, Oklahoma, and Texas Panhandle Division, emphasized the importance of the task force’s work in combating related crimes such as human trafficking and money laundering.
Additionally, agents inspected a Lincoln County medical marijuana facility, where untagged cannabis was discovered, leading to the seizure of an additional 250 pounds of illegal marijuana.
State officials note that Oklahoma’s large-scale cannabis production is contributing to black markets in other states.