On 11-09-2023 the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma Attorney General task force executed a search warrant on a Wagoner County business where agents found more than 72,000 pounds of black-market marijuana inside a metal barn. Assisting in the seizure were Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), Wagoner County District # 3 County Commissioner Tim Kelley, and Wagoner County Emergency Management office.
The seizure is among the largest in Oklahoma State history.
The newly formed Organized Crime Task Force works closely with federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies to investigate crimes related to illegal marijuana grow operations, including human trafficking and the distribution of deadly drugs such as fentanyl. House Bill 2095, which was signed into law earlier this year, gives the Organized Crime Task Force – in conjunction with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation – full enforcement authority over medical marijuana laws.