3 staff of a Lawton health-related marijuana dispensary are in jail awaiting meth trafficking charges soon after a targeted traffic quit that followed an investigative operation that started with a cooperative informant.
Detectives received details on Aug. 21 that the owner of a neighborhood health-related marijuana dispensary was bringing 100 pounds of marijuana from California to Lawton and mentioned that a Vietnamese man and two Hispanic guys would be carrying out the transporting, the report states.
Surveillance was carried out Aug. 22 of the marijuana dispensary warehouse at Southwest 37th Street and Lee Boulevard with help of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. The 3 guys had been observed leaving the warehouse and driving north on Interstate 44. They would return the subsequent day, according to investigators.
On Friday, a man was identified at a dumpster behind Goodwill, 616 N. Sheridan, and he was arrested for outstanding warrants. Officers also identified 204 vials of THC in sandwich baggies containing the dispensary’s logo. The man told police he’d identified the vials in a dumpster. This aspect remains beneath investigation.
Compliance checks had been produced Friday at the dispensary in the 1900 block Cache Road and the warehouse in the 3700 block Southwest Bishop Road. The 3 guys had been observed loading bags and backpacks into a Toyota Camry that day and OBN agents told police it appeared they had been leaving in a hurry, the report states.