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OBN seizes over 7000 pounds of marijuana in OKC amid black-market investigation

They said the seizure shut down a black-market marijuana warehouse distribution center in Oklahoma City as part of an ongoing investigation


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Updated: 6:30 PM CDT Apr 18, 2023



OKLAHOMA CITY —




The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics recently seized more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana amid an investigation into a black market operation.


On April 14, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics seized over 7,000 pounds of marijuana from a semitrailer. They said the seizure shut down a black market marijuana warehouse distribution center in Oklahoma City as part of an ongoing investigation.



Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics officials said the investigation has identified multiple farms transporting marijuana to the Oklahoma City warehouse, where the product was then repackaged into "camera equipment" boxes and shipped to New York and New Jersey. They also said the people orchestrating the operation had ties to Oklahoma consulting groups.




"Over the past two years, we have shut down more than 800 farms and arrested over 200 individuals as part of our agency's commitment to target and dismantle criminal organizations that have obtained a commercial marijuana license by fraud, moved their product to the out-of-state black market, or both," Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Director Donnie Anderson said in a news release.

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