US (OK): AG to prosecute Canadian Co. attorney accused in illicit cannabis operations

The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office will take over the prosecution of a Canadian County attorney accused of helping criminal organizations obtain cannabis grows in the state.

“He was in a position of authority and power and influence. And those are the people that we need to make an example of perfect,” said Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond.

AG Drummond announced Thursday that he’s taking over prosecution in the case of Canadian County Attorney Matt Stacy. The 43-year-old was indicted last year by a multi-county grand jury and charged with 13 counts in Garvin County. Court documents said he helped international criminal organizations supply the black market with cannabis by illegally getting them into the medical cannabis business in Oklahoma.

“His impact on the state of Oklahoma is remarkable. He’s basically been the consigliere to almost 400 illegal row operations, which covers multiple counties,” said AG Drummond. “He needs the full force of the law against him, and his participation is not just been the enabling, but he is actually culpable of the crimes that were committed by his clients.”


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