Nine Oklahoma farms targeted in $500M black market marijuana bust
At least $500 million of black market marijuana was seized during a multi-agency operation led by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics this week, after a yearlong investigation of nine Oklahoma farms.
The operation targeted criminal organizations growing and trafficking marijuana for the black market. They are accused of laundering money and moving millions of dollars in proceeds overseas.
The bureau estimates around 100,000 plants and a ton of bulk-processed marijuana were seized in the busts. Thirteen arrest warrants were issued in Oklahoma, as well as others in California and Texas.