Quantcast

Taking to the air to fight marijuana farms - KOAM TV 7

Taking to the air to fight marijuana farms

Updated:

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is on the hunt for marijuana farms in the Northeast Oklahoma area this week.

More than 40 plants were discovered in Quapaw today alone.

"We want people to see us out here and know if you start cultivating - if you're not if you decide to start - we're going to be out here, we are going to be looking for you," says Darrell Weaver, the Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

The agency uses helicopters and high tech equipment to spot marijuana growers.  

"We just bring community leaders, politicians, law enforcement, to really get a birds eye view on what we're doing, what we're doing about the issues in Oklahoma and that's how we're trying to frame it - it's really an education day," Weaver says.

"The resources and the knowledge they have are so much of a support issue for local agencies, sheriff's offices and police departments, I know they were up here and did a marijuana bust while they were up here and that happens statewide," says Oklahoma State Representative Larry Glenn.

"I think a lot of people are going to take away from it the importance of keeping a hold of and control of the marijuana plants and the plantations, or whatever,  and the people that are out there growing this stuff," says Eddie Wyant, the District Attorney for Ottawa and Delaware County.

The OBN training has proved so successful that it's now a national model and the DEA sends their agents to train in Oklahoma.

The high flying drug fighters are most likely in the air during summer months, when marijuana plants are growing, but say their battle against drugs goes on year round.

This is the first time the OBN targeted marijuana growing operations in Northeast Oklahoma.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • SE Kansas museum plans expansion after donation

    SE Kansas museum plans expansion after donation

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:44:10 GMT
    Plans aim to change history in order to better tell history.More >>
    Plans aim to change history in order to better tell history.More >>
  • US Navy Band performing at Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho

    US Navy Band performing at Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:28:04 GMT
    Neosho, MO - The United States Navy Band Country Current will be performing a free concert. at the Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho. The event will be September 20th (Saturday) at 6PM.The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegra...More >>
    Neosho, MO - The United States Navy Band Country Current will be performing a free concert. at the Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho. The event will be September 20th (Saturday) at 6PM.The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegra...More >>
  • Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:09:25 GMT
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.