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BLANCHARD, Okla. (KFOR) – McClain County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a surprising discovery while serving an eviction notice at a facility in Blanchard last week. 

“Oh yeah, a little shocked… Discovered an illegal grow operation, marijuana grow operation,” said Sheriff Landy Offolter. “Once they discovered it, we backed up and got a search warrant,

served a search warrant and found over 1,800 marijuana plants.” 

According to the sheriff, it was the second time in less than a year that an illegal grow facility has been shut down at that same building, located on S. State Highway 76. 

This time, all 1,800 plants were seized, but the owners of the grow have not been arrested yet. 

“There were some workers that we did detain, but we found out that they were just picking up some equipment, so we released them,” said Sheriff Offolter. 

Mark Woodward, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN), said this was just one of at least ten busts the agency has assisted on in the last week or so. 

“Well, it’s just something that’s becoming just routine for our agency,” said Woodward. “We’re getting calls from New York to South Carolina to Florida, from law enforcement, saying that Oklahoma is now their number one supplier of black-market marijuana.”

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