Alert law enforcement work turned a routine warrant execution into the busting of an illegal marijuana grow operation in a facility in Blanchard December 7.
McClain County Deputies were assigned to execute a Forcible Entry and Detainer Writ of Assistance.
While at the address on SH 76 deputies noticed the plants and came back with a search warrant.
They confiscated over 1,800 marijuana plants all at various stages of development.
Deputies seized the illegal plants and released several workers pending further investigation.
Officials confirmed this is the second time an illegal grow facility has been shut down at the same facility.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Dibble Police Department and McClain County District 3 Commissioners Office assisted with the operation.
Sheriff Landy Offolter said he is committed to holding persons accountable for operating outside the confines of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Act and is thankful for partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies.
“I am thankful for the dedicated group of Deputies, both full-time and Reserves, who serve McClain County,” Offolter said.
“Their continued efforts to seek out bad actors within the communities in which many of the Deputies live have no doubt created a safer environment for everyone.
“I will continue to support the efforts of my Deputies and commend each of them for their follow-through in these types of investigations,” the sheriff concluded.
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