California-grown marijuana discovery sparks wide-ranging investigation into Oklahoma dispensaries –

Authorities are investigating the illegal sale of marijuana grown out of state and resold in Oklahoma dispensaries.  

The investigation was launched May 26 after Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents made a traffic stop on Interstate 40 and a K-9 unit found evidence that the driver and passenger were allegedly bringing California-grown marijuana into Oklahoma. 

“We seized about 20 pounds of marijuana that had just been delivered to one dispensary in Oklahoma City, and cash in the vehicle that was being transported back to California inside duffle bags that contained marijuana residue from previous shipments,” Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward said. 

Authorities are working to identify several people and dispensaries involved in the case. Arrests and charges are pending, Woodward said. 

Oklahoma laws prohibit out-of-state marijuana from being sold in Oklahoma dispensaries. 

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Director Donnie Anderson said allegations of illegal, out-of-state marijuana being moved through Oklahoma dispensaries is a common complaint in the local medical marijuana industry. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the narcotics bureau at 1-800-522-8031.

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