In a major drug bust in southern Oklahoma, local law enforcement confiscated a whopping 166 pounds of marijuana. Marietta police conducted the operation early Thursday morning, successfully removing the illegal drugs from circulation. Further information about the bust has not been disclosed at this time.
This major drug bust in southern Oklahoma is yet another example of the state's commitment to cracking down on illegal operations. Since becoming the largest distributor of illegal cannabis, Oklahoma has been working hard to reduce the amount of black-market weed circulating throughout their communities by aggressively targeting dealers and smugglers. Thursday’s operation was a significant victory for local law enforcement as they successfully confiscated 166 pounds of marijuana from circulation.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) have been working together with local law enforcement to stop illegal grows from operating in the state. The OMMA and OBN are committed to cracking down on dealers and smugglers, providing support for local law enforcement so that these illegal operations can longer profit from the state while also damaging the environment. Through coordinated efforts between federal, state, and local agencies, they are determined to create safer communities by eliminating illegal activities related to cannabis.
Since being dubbed as the largest distributor of illegal cannabis in the country, crime related to these operations was widespread. In addition to drug-related offenses such as possession and distribution, there were also a number of crimes associated with illegal grow operations. Theft was one of the most common types of crime associated with these operations, as people would steal cannabis, valuables and cash but homicides were also a result of illegal grows in the state.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics have demonstrated their commitment to reducing drug crime and illegal activities in the state by coordinating with local law enforcement to execute this major drug bust. This successful operation removed 166 pounds of marijuana from circulation and sets an example for other states struggling with similar problems.
In addition, this bust furthers Oklahoma’s commitment to reducing drug crime and providing a safer environment for its citizens. As the state continues to aggressively target dealers and smugglers, they are confident that they will eventually be able to eliminate illegal grows from the state and create a healthier and safer environment.