The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) made an arrest after an anonymous complaint about a licensed grow facility led to an inspection where thousands of untagged cannabis plants and over 600 pounds of untagged cannabis were discovered.
“Public health and safety are among our top priorities. I applaud the diligent efforts made by our compliance inspectors and enforcement agents to uphold those standards while stopping potential large-scale diversion,” said OMMA Executive Director Adria Berry.
Upon arrival to Gold Leaf Acres in Chouteau, Oklahoma, OMMA inspectors and enforcement agents found approximately 4,000 untagged cannabis plants and more than 630 pounds of untagged cannabis stored in multiple freezers, trash bags and individual-sized small bags apparently packaged for sale.
OMMA enforcement agents also found harvest rooms on the property that weren’t disclosed by the licensee prior to the inspection.
These findings resulted in an arrest warrant based on charges filed by the Mayes County District Attorney’s Office.
The licensee was arrested by OMMA agents, with assistance from U.S. Marshals, at the Tulsa International Airport for offenses related to drug trafficking and obstructing an officer.
“I knew we had to act fast,” added Director Berry. “With help from the U.S. Marshals Service and officials in Mayes County, there’s one less bad actor operating a business that jeopardizes public health and the integrity of our medical market.”