Alleged ‘straw’ owner of marijuana farm connected with quadruple murder arrestedPosted by On

KINGFISHER, Okla. (KFOR) – Another arrest has been made surrounding the quadruple murder at a marijuana farm in Kingfisher county in late November. This week, the alleged illegal “straw” owner of the operation was placed behind bars.

According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, a “straw” or “ghost” owner is a person whose name is listed as the 75 percent owner of an Oklahoma marijuana operation but isn’t actually involved in running it. 

Newly filed court documents say 35-year-old Richard Ignacio agreed to be straw owner for $2,000 a month, an illegal act in Oklahoma.

OSBI said suspected gunman Wu Chen killed four people execution style at the Lui and Chen Inc. marijuana grow farm near Hennessey, Kingfisher County on November 20.

Chen fled to Florida and was extradited back to Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, Ignacio was put behind bars, charged with felony conspiracy against state, accused of “falsely and fraudulent obtained the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority License and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Registration necessary to manufacture marijuana by falsely claiming 75% ownership in Liu & Chen Inc., in order to meet the residency ownership requirements for licensing and manufacturing pursuant to Oklahoma law.”

OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward has been explaining to KFOR since this case broke out that the 75 percent owner of an Oklahoma marijuana…

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