The Edmond Sun

July 15, 2013

Landowner finds marijuana plot

The Edmond Sun

GUTHRIE — A Logan County landowner found an unwelcome surprise on his property Saturday.

About 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the landowner, whose property is near State Highway 105 and Triple X Road, called the Logan County Sheriff’s Office to report he had found a large marijuana cultivation.

The area was about 25 square yards, according to Capt. Richard Stephens. Sheriff’s office officials found 24 actively growing marijuana plants in the area, which was surrounded by piles of fallen branches and scrub brush to conceal it, Stephens said. Officers also found an irrigation system and said the plot obviously had been weeded and tended.

A suspect approached the area on foot while deputies were on scene, Stephens said. They pursued the suspect on foot toward a white Ford Ranger pickup. The suspect was able to escape the area, Stephens said. The suspect is described as a white male, about 30 years old, wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a large duffle bag, he said.

Deputies contacted the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and an agent responded to the location and examined the marijuana growth. The OBNDD agent and Logan County Sheriff’s Office deputies eradicated the plants on scene and destroyed the cultivation materials on site, Stephens said.