Nine Oklahoma farms targeted in $500M black market marijuana bust

  Search warrants were served at nine farms including one in Chickasha and others in Amber, Burneyville, Chandler, Madill, Ratliff City and Wilson, as well as three residential locations in Edmond, Mustang and Norman connected to illegal marijuana shipments and money laundering.
 At least $500 million of black market marijuana was seized during a multi-agency operation led by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics this past 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 according to news sources.
 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.
 The agency said they will also be filing asset forfeiture on at least eight of the properties, as well as multiple vehicles, bank accounts, cash and equipment.
 Authorities identified brokers moving millions of dollars worth of marijuana from several Oklahoma farms onto black markets in states that included, but were not limited to Texas, California, North Carolina, Missouri and Indiana.
 The Grady County locations were identified as 1311 County Road 1390, Chickasha, OK (Space Queen Farms) and 1699 Highway 81, Amber, OK (Forest Lake Farms)