$300 Million Illegal Marijuana Operation Shut Down by OBN in Oklahoma City

KOKH - March 1, 2024 6:15 am

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On Thursday, February 29, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) shut down an illegal marijuana operation in Oklahoma City.

OBN said its Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant at 1900 Lowry Avenue as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal cultivation.

82,979 plants and 1,955 pounds of processed marijuana were seized.

OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward said, “A pound of black market marijuana can go for as much as $4,000 on the East Coast, which is the destination for a large percentage of Oklahoma’s illicit marijuana. That puts a potential street value on today’s seizure at over 300 million dollars.”

Chang Zhang, 36, was arrested at her home by agents for her involvement in this illegal operation, according to OBN.

Investigators said more arrests are anticipated.

“These criminal organizations are moving hundreds of millions of dollars worth of marijuana onto the US black market from these illegal grow operations embedded within Oklahoma’s marijuana industry. We’ve also linked these organizations to human trafficking, money laundering, and numerous violent crimes”, says OBN Director Donnie Anderson.

If you have information about criminal drug activity, you can anonymously DM details to OBN via Facebook or call the OBN Tip-line at 1-800-522-8031.

$300 million illegal marijuana operation busted by OBN in Oklahoma City (Photo: OBN)

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