Wagoner County deputies help in state record drug seizure
By John Dobberstein, Editor
The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma Attorney General seized more than 72,000 pounds of black-market marijuana during a recent bust, authorities said.
The marijuana was found inside a metal barn after a search warrant was served on a Wagoner County business.
Assisting in the seizure was the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, and Wagoner County Emergency Management office.
The newly formed Organized Crime Task Force works closely with federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies to investigate crimes related to illegal marijuana grow operations, including human trafficking and the distribution of deadly drugs such as fentanyl.
House Bill 2095, which was signed into law earlier this year, gives the Organized Crime Task Force – in conjunction with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation – full enforcement authority over medical marijuana laws.
Citizens with information about suspected illegal grow operations are encouraged to submit a tip to the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General. A complaint form is available at oag.ok.gov by clicking on the “Illegal Marijuana Tipline” tab (https://www.oag.ok.gov/illegal-marijuana-growbusiness...).
Tips can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and reporters can remain anonymous.